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MOH: 1,815 New COVID-19 Cases Reported and Recoveries Surpass 51,000
27 May 2020

​According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 1,815 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 78,541 cases, including 27,094 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 401 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. Also, 2,572 cases have been recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 51,022 cases, All praise is due to Allah.


“The new confirmed cases reported today include 42% Saudi citizens and 58% non-Saudi residents. About 26% of the cases are females, and 74% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 12% are children, and 83% are adults,” MOH stated.

Besides, the new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom were distributed as follows: 739 in Riyadh, 325 in Jeddah, 162 in Makkah, 118 in Hofuf, 74 in Dammam, 54 in Al-Khobar, 37 in Hail, 35 in Madinah, 29 in Jubail, 29 in Qatif, 26 in Dhahran, 21 in Khulais, 18 in Tabuk, 14 in Al-Taif, 13 in Al-Kharj, 10 in Al-Bahah, 9 in Buraida, 7 in Al-Nairiya, 7 in Al-Aridha, 6 in Hafar Al-Batin, 5 in Khamis Mushait, 5 in Najran, 5 in Al-Muzahmiyah, 5 in Wadi Al-Dawasir, 4 in Yanbu, 4 in Al-Sahn, 4 in Ras Tanura, 4 in Ruwaida Al-Ardh, 3 in Al-Bukayriyah, 3 in Abha, 2 in Al-Jafr, 2 in Al-Hadithah, 2 in Baish, 2 in Jazan, 2 in sharurah, 2 in Al-Quwayiyah, 2 in Dharmaa, in addition to one case in each of: Al-Quraia, Maysan, Raniah, Mahayel Asir, Ahad Rufaida, Sabt Al-Alaya, Batha, Abqaiq, Malija, Safwa, Salwa, Al-Darb, Abu Arish, Dhamad, Rabigh, Arar, Al-Dawadmi, Al-Sulayyil, Hotat Bani Tamim, Huraimah, Neve, Sagar, Shaqra, Tima , And Duba.

Moreover, 14 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 425. The new deaths include 2 Saudi citizens in Makkah and Jeddah, and 12 non-Saudi residents in Makkah, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Madinah, aged 40-73 years old; thus bringing the total deaths to 0.54%, while recoveries amounted to 65%.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 5,609,079 cases, of which 2,303,731 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 350,876. He added that the lab tests in the Kingdom have conducted new 15,525 lab tests, bringing the total tests to date to 754,268.

Furthermore, MOH reiterated that the responsibility rests upon each of us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 epidemic, by continuing to follow the guidelines of «physical distancing», as well as avoiding contacting with others until the coronavirus outbreak ends completely, highlighting that relaxing the precautionary measures partly does not mean the virus has gone, but all people should comply with health instructions to ensure that it will not re-spread again.  MOH also pointed out that the small number of active cases does not mean safety of the current stage; so people should adopt healthy lifestyle habits to keep cases going down. 

“The reliable information about COVID-19 could be obtained from «Coronavirus Prevention» website,” MOH underlined, adding that 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. The public 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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