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PCR Testing Exceeds 3 Million, MOH Says
26 July 2020

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 57,216 new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been conducted in the Kingdom’s laboratories, bringing the total number to 3,056,956 lab tests.


“1,968 new COVID-19 cases have been reported today (Sunday) in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 266,941 cases, including 43,885 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,120 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 2,541 confirmed cases have been recovered; bringing the total number to 220,323 recoveries, all praise is due to Allah. Also, 30 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 2,733”, stated MOH.

It is worth mentioning that MOH has called all people to keen to frequently wash their hands with water and soap, as it is the major shield against COVID-19, and to wear medical or cloth face masks, or any mouth-nose covers, except those who are alone in a closed area. 

MOH reiterated 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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