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Single-Day COVID-19 Cases Dip Below 400, MOH Says
17 October 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced today (Saturday) that 359 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 341,854 confirmed cases, including 8,524 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 829 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. In addition, 370 new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total recoveries to 328,165 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, 11% are children, and 85% are adults. Also, 21 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 5,165, May Allah bestow His mercy upon them. Moreover, 47,926 new Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19​ 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 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 07:54 AM
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