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433 New COVID-19 Cases and 53,000+ New PCR Tests, MOH Says
16 October 2020
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced today (Friday) that 433 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 341,495 confirmed cases, including 8,556 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 835 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 468 new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total recoveries to 327,795 cases, all praise is due to Allah. 

About 43% of the new reported cases are females, and 57% are males. Only 4% of the cases are older persons, 10% are children, and 86% are adults. Also, 17 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 5,144, May Allah bestow His mercy upon them. Moreover, 53,032 new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in the Kingdom's laboratories. 

Hence, 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 has reiterated that anyone, who has symptoms or wants an assessment, can use the self-assessment service on «Mawid» app or visit «Tetamman» Clinics, which have been devoted by MOH to serving those who show COVID-19 symptoms. 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 : 18 October 2020 01:37 AM
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