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COVID-19 Monitoring Committee Confirms Number of Recoveries Has Risen to 31,634
19 May 2020

​On Tuesday morning, the COVID-19 Monitoring Committee held its 90th meeting. Chaired by the Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfik bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the meeting was attended by the committee members, who represent the relevant government agencies. 


During the meeting, all relevant COVID-19 updates and reports were reviewed. The committee has discussed the global epidemiological situation, as well as the cases reported locally and their health condition. All precautionary measures carried out at the points of entry into the Kingdom will continue in full, the Committee stressed, and will be further tightened. Meanwhile, the Committee commended the citizens’ compliance with the curfew, and called on them to stay home, and refrain from going unless necessary.

Following the meeting, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, stated that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 4,822,430 cases, of which 1,798,148 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 318,851.

Besides, 2,509 new confirmed cases were reported in the Kingdom, distributed as follows: 730 in Riyadh, 526 in Jeddah, 385 in Makkah, 296 in Madinah, 117 in Hofuf, 87 in Dammam, 66 in Taif, 37 in Al-Khobar, 36 in Al-Jubail, 19 in Al-Dhahran, 18 in Hazm Al-Jalameed, 16 in Al-Qatif, 16 in Tabuk,12 in Buraidah, 12 in Shaqraa, 10 in Al-Kharj, 9 in Mahayel Assir, 9 in Al-Huda, 9 in Najran, 8 in Namira, 7 in Hail, 7 in Wadi Al-Dawasser, 6 in Yanbu, 6 in Bish, 5 in Khamis Mishait, 5 in Al-Quaiyyah, 4 in Al-Jafr, 4 in Ras Tannoura, 4 in Al-Deriyyah, 3 in Al-Mubriz, 3 in Baqiq, 3 in Tathlith, 3 in Arar, 3 in Hotat Bani Tamim, 2 in Al-Nuairiyyah, 2 in Al-Muzelef, 2 in Thadiq, 2 in Al-Dalam, and one case in Riyadh Al-Khabra, Misan, Umm Al-Doum, Dhalam, Rabegh, Al-Baha, Umluj, Duba, Sebia, Hafr Al-Batin, Al-Qouz, Theriban, Tabarjal, Al-Mazahimiya, Dharma, and Mirrat. 

This brings the total COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom to 59,854 cases, including 27,891 active cases, receiving the medical care they may be in need of. Of these, there are 251 critical cases, whereas the health condition of the rest is stable.

Of the cases reported today, 35% are Saudi citizens, and 65% are non-Saudi residents. About 26% of the cases are females, and 74% are males. Only 4% of the reported cases are older persons, 9% are children, and 87% are adults. The number of new recoveries has amounted to 2,886, bringing the total recoveries to date to 31,634. And 9 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 329. The new deaths are non-Saudi residents in Makkah, Riyadh and Dammam, aged 42 - 74 years old. They mostly suffered from chronic diseases. Thus, the recoveries have risen to 53% of the total COVID-19, while the death rate is 05%.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that MOH has announced  Coronavirus Prevention website, to be a specific website containing all relevant, accurate information about the pandemic. Available in Arabic and English, the website will also include health messages to all age groups, as well as health professionals. 

According to Dr. Al-Abdulaali, 16,130 new COVID-19 tests were conducted today, bringing the total tests so far to 618,084. 

Anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application, he reiterated. Citizens who have questions can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937 Call Center, available 24/7. The call center is now made closer to everyone than ever. Citizens can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp application on the number 920005937. They can have access to health information and updates on COVID-19. The service also provides users with information on blood donation and primary health care centers (PHCs). Besides, it enables them to reserve appointments. 







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