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Single-Day COVID-19 Cases Dip Below 500, MOH Says
24 September 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has stressed the importance of adherence to precautionary measures to stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve the health and safety of all members of society. MOH has announced today (Thursday) that 498 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 331,857 confirmed cases, including 12,465 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,090 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 1,007 cases have been recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 314,793 cases, all praise is due to Allah. 

About 40% of the new reported cases are females, and 60% are males. Only 4% of the cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 86% are adults. Also, 30 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 4,599, May Allah bestow His mercy upon them. Moreover, 46,037 new lab tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in the Kingdom's laboratories. 

It is worth mentioning that MOH has called all people 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 : 27 September 2020 06:46 AM
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