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MOH: 72% Decline in Daily COVID-19 Cases
19 August 2020

The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has revealed that 1,363 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 302,686. These include 25,089 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health conditions are mostly stable, with the exception of 1,725 critical cases.

The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Wednesday, which also hosted the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) spokesman, Mr. Abdurrahman Al-Hussein. Dr. Al-Abdulaali mentioned that 1,180 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 274,091 to date. And 36 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 3,506.

Of the cases reported today, 45% of the cases are females, and 55% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 85% are adults. 61,067 new COVID-19 lab tests have been conducted throughout the Kingdom, bringing the total tests to 4,439,484 tests.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that there is a 72% decline in the number of new cases, compared to the maximum daily cases reported. As for critical cases, the decline has reached 25%. The recovery percentage has gone up to 92% since the onset of the pandemic to date. He made clear that, according to the latest scientific evidence, failing to get a test early enough might lead the case to serious complications, or even death.

For his part, the MOC spokesman, Mr. Abdurrahman Al-Hussein, stressed that the Ministry's monitoring and inspection tours will continue to assess the commitment of businesses to the regulations and measures in place, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. Of the 3,500 businesses inspected so far, he said, only 82 non-compliances were reported, with a compliance percentage of some 98%.

Last Update : 24 August 2020 08:58 AM
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