RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded seven new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,704.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 695 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 393,377 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 6,368 remain active and 836 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 289, followed by Makkah with 151, the Eastern Province with 108, Madinah recorded 29 and Asir confirmed 21 cases.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (695) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (7) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (489) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (380,305) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/aRYF3zG1Dg
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The ministry also announced that 489 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 380,305.
The health ministry said that the number of vaccine doses administered so far has not yet exceeded 5 million, adding that they are now being offered at 587 centers across the Kingdom.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the jab, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs temporarily closed 14 mosques in four regions on Monday after some worshipers tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of mosques closed to 475 within 57 days, 454 of which have been reopened after being sterilized.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 131 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.85 million.
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