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Number of COVID-19 Recoveries Exceeds 100,000, MOH Says
21 June 2020

On Sunday, the Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, held the daily COVID-19 briefing, which also hosted the MOI spokesman, Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub,  and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) spokesman, Mr. Nasser Al-Hazzani.


The MOH spokesman noted that 3,379 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases in to 157,612 cases, including 55,215 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 2,027 critical cases, whereas the health condition of the rest is stable.

Al-Abdulaali mentioned that, of the new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 668 were reported in Riyadh, 342 in Jeddah, 340 in Makkah, 225 in Dammam, 216 in Al-Qatif, 179 in Taif, 165 in Madinah, 127 in Khamis Mishait, 102 in Hofuf, 77 in Al-Khobar, 77 in Hail, 69 in Najran, 59 in Abha, 51 in Buraida, 40 in Al-Jubail, 40 in Safwi, 39 in Al-Mubriz, 37 in Hafr Al-Batin, 27 in Ras Tannoura, 27 in Al-Kharj, 20 in Al-Dhahran, 19 in Jazan, 18 in Al-Dayer, 17 in Baqiq, 15 in Al-Mazahimiyah, 14 in Unaizah, 14 in Bisha, 13 in Yanbu, 13 in Al-Deriyah, 12 in Al-Asiah, 12 in Uhud Rufaidah, 12 in Bish, 11 in Al-Rass, 11 in Hotat Sudair, 9 in Beljarshi, 9 in Al-Mithnab, 8 in Al-Baha, 8 in Oyoun Al-Jawa, 8 in Raniah, 8 in Tabuk, 7 in Sarat Ubaidah, 7 in Sabt Al-Elaya, 7 in Abu Arish, 7 in Afif, 7 in Al-Dalam, 6 in Al-Quaieyah, 5 in Al-Buakairiah, 5 in Al-Maddah, 5 in Bariq, 5 in Mahayel Assir, 5 in Tannoumah, 5 in Tibala, 5 in Adham, 5 in Khulais, 5 in Al-Majmaah, 5 in Ruwaidat Al-Ard, 4 in Al-Hinakiyah, 4 in Mahd Al-Thahab, 4 in Dhahran Al-Janoub, 4 in Wadi bin Hishbel, 4 in Tathlith, 4 in Qaryat Al-Ulya, 4 in Baqaa, 4 in Hotat Bani Tamim, 3 in Sakaka, 3 in Al-Badaye’, 3 in Uqlat Al-Soqour, 3 in Al-Qurai, 3 in Rijal Alma, 3 in Salwa, 3 in Al-Tuwal, 3 in Layla, 3 in Tumair, 3 in Al-Wajh, 2 in Riyadh Al-Khabra, 2 in Al-Khurmah, 2 in Dhulm, 2 in Al-Bashayer, 2 in Al-Nuairiah, 2 in Uraierah, 2 in Al-Harth, 2 in Al-Aredah, 2 in Al-Edaby, 2 in Sebia, 2 in Samitah, 2 in Al-Laith, 2 in Rabigh, 2 in Sharurah, 2 in Al-Dawadmi, 2 in Al-Zulfi, 2 in Huraimela, 2 in Rafae Al-Jamsh, 2 in Rimah, 2 in Sajir, 2 in Sadiq, 2 in Wadi Al-Dawasser, and one case in Al-Jafr, Al-Aqiq, Al-Mikhwah, Qalwah, Tabarjal, Wadi Al-Far’, Al-Qouz, Al-Qunfudah, Al-Muwaih, Missan, Umm Al-Doum, Al-Furshah, Al-Harjah, Billasmar, Al-Khafji, Bat’ha, Al-Ghazala, Al-Hait, Hobouna, Khibash, Arar, Al-Bijadiyah, Shaqra and Dhuba.

According to Al-Abdulaali, the number of new recoveries has amounted to 2,213, bringing the total recoveries to date to 101,130. And 37 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 1,267. And 35,656 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted, bringing the total tests to 1,346,641 tests.

As we return to normal life, the MOH spokesman said, we need to keep cautious, and to care for our lives, as well as the lives of those all around. When getting back to work, he added, we have to put on facemasks, avoid handshaking, and keep an adequate distance between one another. 

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

The MOH spokesman stated that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has jumped to 8,808,301 cases, of which 4,375,098 cases have recovered to date. As for the COVID-19 death toll, it has jumped to 464,715.

For his part, the MOI spokesman, Lt. Col. Al-Shalhoub, reiterated that getting back to normal life does not mean that the danger is over. Rather, everyone will be responsible for protecting themselves, as well others, from infection. He called on all citizens and residents to continue to use the MOI e-services provided through ‘Abshir’ platform.
 
The MLSD spokesman, Mr. Nasser Al-Hazzani, in turn, pointed out that public-sector employees will get back to work at a maximum capacity of 75%, and will adhere to a package of preventive measures. The groups at highest risk, as defined by MOH, will continue to work remotely.






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