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COVID-19 Infection Rates in Decline, Says MOH
14 July 2020

The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has revealed that 2,692 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 237,803. These include 57,960 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health condition is mostly stable, with the exception of 2,230 critical cases. 


Al-Abdulaali made this statement during the COVID-19 briefing held on Tuesday, which hosted Dr. Samira Al-Ghamdi, consultant of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, and executive director of the National Program for Growth and Behavioral Disorders. According to Al-Abdulaali, the number of new recoveries has amounted to 7,718, bringing the total recoveries to date to 177,560. And 40 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 2,283.And 40,799 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted, bringing the total tests to 2,377,673 tests. Of the reported cases, 37% are female, and 63% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 85% are adults.
The MOH spokesman revealed that the daily average of new COVID-19 cases worldwide has doubled over the past month, from 100,000 cases in June to 200,000 in July. Contrary to this trend, though, the situation in the Kingdom is becoming more stable, with the number of new cases declining by 1.5% over the past week.

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.

For her part, Dr. Samira Al-Ghamdi, consultant of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, and executive director of the National Program for Growth and Behavioral Disorders, touched upon a number of important coronavirus-related topics. She advised everyone to get back to normal with a sense of responsibility and high spirits, while in the meantime adapting to the reverberations of the crisis, and taking all the necessary preventive measures.

The attached chart​ shows shows figures for​ COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deathes in the Kingdom.​ 







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