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Recoveries Surpass 40,000 Cases, COVID-19 Monitoring Committee Reveals
23 May 2020

On Saturday morning, the COVID-19 Monitoring Committee held its 94th meeting. Chaired by the Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq 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 5,231,328 cases, of which 2,072,768 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 338,612.

Besides, 2,442 new confirmed cases were reported in the Kingdom, distributed as follows: 794 in Riyadh, 466 in Makkah, 444 in Jeddah, 273 in Madinah, 79 in Dammam, 77 in Jubail, 45 in Hail, 31 in Taif, 28 in Al-Hafouf, 23 in Dhahran, 22 in Al-Qatif, 21 in Khobar, 21 in Buraidah, 20 in Yanbu, 15 in Khulays, 9 in Tabuk, 8 in, Bish, 6 in Al Nairyah, 6 in Al-Kharj, 4 in Hotat Bani Tamim, 4 in Wadi ad Dawasir, 3 in Jafr, 3 in Abha, 3 in Khamis Mushayt, 2 in Al-Ayoun, 2 in Ras Tanura, 2 in Salwa, 2 in Al-Batha, 2 in Sabt Al-Alaya, 2 in Al-Baha, 2 in Al-Muzahmiya, 2 in As Sulayyil, and 1 case in Safwa, Unaiza, Al-Ras, Uqlat As Suqur, Al-Asyah, Bisha, Al-Bashaier, Al-Hada, Um Adoom, Zulum, Al-Laith, Baljurashi, Haql, Al-Twal, Samtah, Hafr Al-Batin, Sharoura, Ad-Dilam, Laila and Al-Hareeq. This brings the total COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom to 70,161 cases, including 28,546 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 339 critical cases, whereas the health condition of the rest is stable.

Of the 2,442 cases reported today, 35% are Saudi citizens, and 65% are non-Saudi residents. About 21% of the cases are females, and 79% are males. Only 4% of the reported cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 86% are adults. The number of new recoveries has amounted to 2,233, bringing the total recoveries to date to 41,236. And 15 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 379. The new deaths include 3 Saudis, 2 in Makkah aged 41 and 50 years old and one 60 years in Bisha, as well as 12 non-Saudi in Makkah, Jeddah, Riyadh, Al-Dilam and Bisha, aged 32-84 years old. They mostly suffered from chronic diseases. The recoveries accounting for 59% and deaths 0.54%, he said. 

He said the number of new tests in the Kingdom has amounted 17,558, bringing the total tests to date to 684,615.

Al-Abdulaali congratulated everyone on the advent of Eid Alfitr and thanked them for their commitment to instructions and proper health behaviors. He also extended his thanks to all workers in the health and security fields and all support service agencies. 

MOH spokesman said that hundreds of thousands of citizens have used the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application to get accurate information and reassurance about the health status of themselves and those around them. The app helped to reach many patients and detect their infection with the disease and treat them at an early time. He emphasized that all information about the coronavirus can be obtained from “Coronavirus Prevention” website. 

According to Dr. Al-Abdulaali, anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application. Those 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. They 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

Last Update : 25 May 2020 11:19 AM
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