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2,613 New COVID-19 Cases and 53,793 PCR Tests, MOH Says
27 July 2020

​​​According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), 1,993 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported today (Monday) in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 268,934 cases, including 43,238 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,126 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 2,613 cases have been recovered; bringing the total number to 222,936 recoveries, all praise is due to Allah.

About 40% of the new reported cases are females, and 60% are males. Only 5% of the cases are older persons, 11% are children, and 84% are adults. In addition, 27 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 2,760​. Moreover, 53,793 new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in the Kingdom’s laboratories, bringing the total number to, 3,110,749 lab tests.

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.

Last Update : 29 July 2020 07:15 AM
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