Covid-19: Saudi Arabia reports 36 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 274

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Riyadh - The ministry called on public to abide by the instructions for the society safety.


Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 6:11 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 8:55 AM

Saudi Arabia reported on Thursday 36 new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of infections in the Kingdom to 274, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the Ministry of Health as saying in a statement.

The ministry said the new cases include 17 infected people who came from Morocco, Britain, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, Kuwait, Iraq, India, the United States of America and Egypt.

The other 19 people contracted the disease through their contacts with previous cases. The ministry said that there are 21 cases in Riyadh, four in Qatif, three cases each in Makkah and Dammam, two in Hofuf, and one case each in Jeddah, Dhahran, and Mahayil Asir.
The ministry stated that the total number of recorded cases of the Covid-19 in the Kingdom is 274 cases with the recovery of eight cases while the rest of cases are stable, except two critical cases. The ministry affirmed no Covid-19 deaths so far.
The ministry called on everyone to abide by the instructions for the society safety.
The Ministry of Health urged all to communicate with the Health Center (937) for any inquiries about COVID-19, warning from rumors about this virus.

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