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Health Security Achieved in all Regions as a Result of the Unlimited Support to Health Sector, MOH Says
19 July 2020

​The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has revealed that 2,504 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 250,920. These include 50,699 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health condition is mostly stable, with the exception of 2,180 critical cases. 

During the press conference he held today (Sunday), Al-Abdulaali said that the number of new recoveries has amounted to 3,517, bringing the total recoveries to date to 197,735. And 39 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 2,486. And 48,140 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted, bringing the total tests to 2,670,926 tests.

Of the reported cases, 39% are female, and 61% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 85% are adults.

He said that the situation looks stable and there are signs of slowdown in the level of confirmed, critical and death cases after the curve has been high in the mid of last June. Such promising signs reflect the efforts exerted by all and their commitment to instructions, he added, pointing out that the rate of the critical cases has decreased by 2.5% so far. 

As a result of the unlimited support to the health sector, the Kingdom has achieved health security for all those in need in all regions, he emphasized. He called on every one to exercise caution and not harming others by transmitting the infection to them. He advised everyone to isolate himself and visit the nearest (Tetamman) clinic if he develops one of COVID-19 symptoms. He added that scientists are closely monitoring the pandemic to see whether there will be subsequent waves or not. 

According to Dr. Al-Abdulaali, anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application, or can visit one of the 237 (Tetamman) clinics devoted by MOH to serving individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms. 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 attached table​ ​shows number of COVID-19 Cases, recoveries, and deaths in the Kingdom.

Last Update : 22 July 2020 11:06 AM
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