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MOH: Majority of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Social Gatherings at Homes
28 March 2021

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has stated that the ministry is monitoring the situations and developments of the Coronavirus and recently has observed a remarkable spike in the new infections and critical cases. “The situation is worrying and authorities don’t want those numbers rise again, the matter which necessitates the importance of compliance with the precautionary measure to continue confronting the pandemic”

The spokesman said that 60-70 percent of the cases are related to social gatherings at homes. “Therefore, everyone, those vaccinated and those not, must adhere to the precautionary measures”.
He said that up to 4,053,069 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered through over 500 vaccination centers across the Kingdom. The appointment for getting the jab will be more available during the next phase. He underlined the importance of getting the vaccine through “Sehaty” app, confirming that the vaccines approved in the Kingdom are safe and effective. “The vaccines are our weapons and hope to overcome this crisis and reach the herd community”. 
During the press conference he held today (Sunday), Al-Abdulaali announced that 531 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Kingdom; thus bringing the total number to 388,325 confirmed cases, including 4,728 active cases and 638 critical cases. 

He revealed that 389 new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number to 376,947 recoveries. Also, 7 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 6,650. Health services are still provided through all centers and facilities of MOH. Ta’akad centers have conducted 8,138,294 swabs, and ‘Tetamman’ clinics have provided their services to 2,204,583 outpatients. They have also provided health and medical consultations to 30,794,589 beneficiaries through the (937) center. Furthermore, the total number of lab analysis and examinations in the Kingdom reached 14,967,217, he added.

Last Update : 29 March 2021 05:07 PM
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