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MOH: 3,580 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,980 New Recoveries
05 July 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 Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Assiri.


The MOH spokesman noted that 3,580 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases in to 209,509 cases, including 62,357 active cases, receiving the medical care they may need. Of these, there are 2,283 critical cases, whereas the health condition of the rest is stable.

Al-Abdulaali mentioned that, of the new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 332 were reported in Riyadh, 271 in Taif, 242 in Khamis Mishait, 230 in Makkah, 206 in Dammam, 177 in Abha, 159 in Madinah, 149 in Jeddah, 114 in Buraidah, 113 in Mahayel Assir, 111 in Al-Qatif, 85 in Hafr Al-Batin, 70 in Al-Khobar, 68 in Al-Kharj, 66 in Hofuf, 62 in Uhud Rufaidah, 62 in Hail, 59 in Yanbu, 59 in Tabuk, 49 in Al-Nimas, 48 in Al-Mubarraz, 40 in Baqiq, 39 in Najran, 34 in Bisha, 33 in Unaizah, 29 in Wadi Al-Dawasser, 28 in Al-Juail, 27 in Al-Rass, 25 in Sarat Ubaidah, 23 in Al-Harjah, 23 in Sharourah, 21 in Al-Badaye, 19 in Sakaka, 19 in Al-Maddah, 18 in Safwi, 17 in Jazan, 16 in Qiya, 16 in Bish, 15 in Ras Tannourah, 15 in Samitah, 15 in Arar, 14 in Hotat Sudair, 13 in Al-Mithnab, 13 in Billasmar, 13 in Al-Zulfi, 12 in Abou-Arish, 12 in Khulais, 11 in Al-Dhahran, 11 in Sebia, 10 in Rijal Alma, 9 in Al-Asiah, 9 in Al-Majmaah, 8 in Al-Jafr, 8 in Al-Qurai, 8 in Al-Qaisoumah, 8 in Al-Sulail, 8 in Sajir, 8 in Shaqra, 7 in Al-Nuairiyah, 7 in Rafha, 7 in Hotat Bani Tamim, 6 in Al-Nabhaniyah, 6 in Al-Sahn, 6 in Turbah, 6 in Tathlith, 6 in Al-Edabi, 6 in Uhud Al-Masarha, 5 in Al-Mandaq, 5 in Al-Bukairiyah, 5 in Al-Khabra, 5 in Al-Muwaih, 5 in Tannoumah, 5 in Al-Khafji, 5 in Al-Darb, 5 in Dharma, 5 in Wathilan, 4 in Misan, 4 in Rania, 4 in Al-Fursha, 4 in Al-Majardah, 4 in Wadi bin Hishbel, 4 in Sabt Al-Elaya, 4 in Al-Shinan, 4 in Tumair, 4 in Thadiq, 3 in Oyoun Al-Jawa, 3 in Bariq, 3 in Al-Bashayer, 3 in Tibala, 3 in Baq’a, 3 in Hobouna, 3 in Al-Bid’, 2 in Al-Baha, 2 in Al-Mikhwah, 2 in Tabarjal, 2 in Umm Al-Doum, 2 in Al-Berak, 2 in Al-Hait, 2 in Al-Kamil, 2 in Badr Al-Janoub, 2 in Yudmah, 2 in Ruwaidat Al-Ard, 2 in Umluj, and one case in Biljarshi, Dhariah, Qusaiba, Uqlat Al-Sokour, Al-Qurayyat, Theriban, Al-Khurmah, Al-Mahani, Dhulm, Malijah, Qaryat Al-Ulya, Al-Shemli, Al-Aridah, Al-Dayer, Dhamad, Adham, Khibash, Al-Uwaikelah, Shubah, Tarif, Al-Deriyah, Al-Dalam, Rafaye Al-Jamsh, Haql, Tima and Al-Dawadmi.

According to Al-Abdulaali,  1,980 new recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the Kingdom to 145,236. And 58 deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 1,916. And the total number of COVID-19 tests has amounted to 1874327 lab tests.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that, over the past two weeks, the number of critical cases admitted to ICUs ranged from 2,000 to 2,500 cases a day, two thirds of which are non-COVID-19 cases suffering from chronic diseases. And half of them are aged 60 or older.

He added that the number of individuals who visited ‘Tatamman’ and ‘Taakkad’ clinics to undergo lab tests has exceeded 500,000 to date.

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 11,281,265 cases, of which 6,075,489 cases have recovered to date. while the death toll has jumped to 531,069.

For his part, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Assiri, pointed out that a considerable proportion of the recently reported COVID-19 cases are attributable to socialization, family activities, and gatherings at public places. He explained the difference between ‘home isolation’ and ‘quarantine’. Whereas home isolation refers to the person experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, quarantine refers to a person who has been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, without showing symptoms.







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