MOH News
COVID-19 Monitoring Committee Calls on Public to Comply with Curfew for Their Health
22 May 2020

​​On Friday morning, the COVID-19 Monitoring Committee held its 93th 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.

The meeting was followed by a joint press conference, the participants in which included Dr. Muhammad al-Abdulaali, MOH spokesman  and Assistant Minister of Health, Lt. Col. Talal al-Shalhoub, Ministry of Interior spokesman, and Mr. Abdul-Rahman al-Hussein, Ministry of Commerce spokesman. The MOH spokesman mentioned that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 5,125,612 cases, of which 1,964,097 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 333,382.

Besides, 2,642 new confirmed cases were reported in the Kingdom, distributed as follows: 856 in Riyadh, 403 in Jeddah, 289 in Makkah, 205 in Madinah, 144 in Buraydah, 194 in Dammam, 118 in Diriyah, 87 in Jubail, 77 in Al-Qatif, 73 in Al-Khobar, 52 in Al-Taif, 49 in Hofuf, 49 in Dhahran,15 in Ras Tanura, 15 in Najran, 10 in bqaiq, 9 in Buraida, 9 in Zulam, 9 in Bish, 8 in Safwa, 8 in Sharurah, 7 in Sabya, 6 in Khamis Mushayt, 5 in Abha, 5 in Tabuk, 4 in Al-Mujarada, 4 in Al-Nairiya, 4 in Qalwa, 4 in Al-Kharj, 4 in Wadi Al-Dawasir, 3 in Mahayil Asir, 3 in Yanbu, 3 in Al-Hada, 3 in Al-Layth, 3 in Al-Makhwah, 3 in Dhuba, 3 in Al-Quoz, 3 in Hail, 3 in Arar, 3 in Al-Dilam, 2 in Maysan, 2 in Al-Qunfudhah, 2 in Hazm Al-Jalamid, 2 in Majmaat, 2 in Hawtah Bani Tamim, 2 in Al-Muzahmiyyah, 2 in Dharma, and one case in each of Al-Mubarraz, Al-Namas, Balsamar, Al-Olaya Village, Bisha, Umm Al-Doom, Al-Aqiq, Khulais, Al-Aridah, Al-Aidabi, Al-Harth, Baqa'a, Ruwaida Al-Ardh, Thadiq, Laila, Jadidat Arar, Al-Dawadmi, Al-Sulail, Hotat Sudir, and Huraymila.

This brings the total COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom to 67,719 cases, including 28,352 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 302 critical cases, whereas the health condition of the rest is stable.

Of the 2,642 cases reported today, 38% are Saudi citizens, and 62% are non-Saudi residents. About 27% of the cases are females, and 73% are males. Only 4% of the reported cases are older persons, 11% are children, and 85% are adults. The number of new recoveries has amounted to 39,003, bringing the total recoveries to 2,963 date to (at a rate of 57%). And 13 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 364 (at a rate of 0.54%). The new deaths include one Saudi woman (aged 65 years old) in Dammam, and 12 non-Saudi residents in Makkah, Jeddah, Madinah, and Riyadh, aged 43 - 90 years old. They mostly suffered from chronic diseases.

With regard to lab tests, the Kingdom performed 15,899 new tests, bringing the total number of confirmed tests for this virus to 667057 tests to date. Also, other topics have been discussed during the joint press conference​.






Content Evaluation
Reading times
Last Update 25 May 2020 02:48 PM
Do you find this content useful? Yes No Suggest
Satisfaction of visitorsA sign of happiness
Satisfaction of visitors Completely satisfied Satisfied Neutral Not Satisfied Completely dissatisfied
This site can be viewed on all screen tones and all smart devices and supports all kinds of browsers
All Rights Reserved – Ministry of Health – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ©