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 MOH: Increased COVID-19 Infections Affect Health Sectors in Some Countries
21 November 2021

The MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammed Al-Abdulaali, confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic is still present worldwide, and some regions around the world are witnessing an increase in the number of infections, which negatively affected the performance of the healthcare sectors. It is unfortunate that what we have mentioned in the past weeks is currently reflecting in the spread of the virus and outbreaks. Some countries are recording high-scale outbreaks, some of them are considering mask mandates again, other are imposing health quarantine and treatment on unvaccinated, and others are imposing partial or complete isolation again in some cities. Seeing pictures of some countries returning to quarantine and hospitals crowded with patients and the increase in the number of infections and mortalities, all of which brings us back to the painful beginnings. 

Nevertheless, we in the Kingdom have reached safe levels, with a decrease in infections and epidemiological curves. With such awareness level and immunization, we aim to reduce the critical cases, which amounted to 50 cases a day, he said. He pointed out that more than 47 million doses have been administered, with 22,100,000 people fully vaccinated.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that 36 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 549,479. Furthermore, 2,065 active cases and 49 critical cases were reported.

The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday. He mentioned that 48 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 538,590 to date. In addition, 1 new death was reported, bringing the total number of mortalities to 8,824.

Last Update : 01 December 2021 01:36 PM
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