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MOH: +45,000 Total Recoveries and No Critical Cases or Deaths among Children
25 May 2020

​​​The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, stated that 2,235 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 74,795 cases, including 28,728 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 384 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. Also, 2,148 cases have been recovered; bringing the total recoveries to 45,668 cases, All praise is due to Allah.


During the press conference held today (Monday), Dr. Al-Abdulaali said that we all are informed and guided by the message of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, with its inspirational hope words and indications for determination and positivity. Hence, we must take care of those who have a right upon us and the most vulnerable groups of older persons. To that end, we should keep a safe distance between them and us to maintain their health, as well as continuing to comply with all precautions.  

Moreover, he mentioned that the new confirmed cases reported today include 41% Saudi citizens and 59% 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.

Besides, the new cases reported today are distributed as follows: 742 in Riyadh, 416 in Makkah, 350 in Jeddah, 184 in Madinah, 113 in Dammam, 74 in Jubail, 58 in Al- Khobar, 55 in Al-Hofuf, 24 in Al-Qatif, 24 in Buraidah, 20 in Hail, 15 in Dhahran, 10 in Taif, 9 in Al-Mubarraz, 8 in Al-Muzahmiyah, 7 in Khamis Mushayt, 7 in Al-Hariq, 6 in Al-Russ, 6 in Thar, 5 in Baish, 5 in Sharurah, 5 in Wadi Al-Dawasir, 4 in Ras Tanura, 4 in Najran, 4 in Arar, 3 in Umluj, 2 in Al-Jafr, 2 in Al-Majma'a, 2 in Al-Khafji, 2 in Yanbu, 2 in Khulais, 2 in Hafar Al-Batin, 2 in Al-Qouz, 2 in Hotah Bani Tamim, 2 in Al-Kharj, 2 in Houtat Sudair, 2 in Harima, in addition to one case in each of Abha, Mahayel Asir, Nairiya, Al-Namas, Malija, Al-Ula, Bisha, Al-Bashaer, Rabigh, Al-Kamel, Dhuba, Abu Arish, Thadiq, Dhurma, Al-Rayn, Al-Sulayyil, Al-Zulfi, Sager, Al-Dawadmi, and Al-Farsha.

Besides, 9 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 399. All new deaths are non-Saudi residents in Makkah, aged 31-63 years old; thus bringing the total deaths to 0.5%, while recoveries amounted to 61%.

Also, Dr. Al-Abdulaali pointed out that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 5,424,718 cases, of which 2,175,605 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 345,296. 

He added that the lab tests in the Kingdom have conducted new 18,545 tests; bringing the total tests to date to 722,079, highlighting that conducting the lab tests are continuing.

He also explained that the percentage of Critical COVID-19 cases amounts to 5% or more worldwide, while less than 2% in the kingdom, highlighting that no critical cases or deaths have been reported among children. He reiterated that all reliable information about COVID-19 could 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» app. Those who have questions can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937-Service Center, available 24/7. The Center is now made closer to everyone than ever. They can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp app. 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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