Covid-19: Saudi Arabia reports 67 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 238


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Riyadh - There have been six cases of recovery out of the total 238 cases.


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Published: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 5:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 19 Mar 2020, 11:49 AM

Saudi Arabia reported on Wednesday 67 new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of infections in the Kingdom to 238.
The Ministry of Health announced that the largest number of these cases, 45 in number, reported among those who came to the Kingdom from outside two days ago, the SPA reported. (Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates) 
These infected people came from Britain, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia and Iraq. They were taken directly from the airport to the medical isolation facilities. Out of the remaining cases, 11 came in contact with the infected people while the rest of the 11 cases are under investigation.
The ministry stated that out of the total 67 cases, 19 were reported in Riyadh, 23 in the Eastern Province, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makkah, and one in Asir.

According to the ministry statement, the condition of one infected person continues to remain critical.
There have been six cases of recovery out of the total 238 cases while the rest of them are undergoing medical treatment in accordance with the approved procedures.

The Ministry called on all to abide by the guidelines and directives to ensure their safety as well as the safety of other members of the society, especially to avoid handshakes, continue washing hands, and avoid gatherings.
It also called on to communicate immediately with the ministry's Contact Center number 937 for any queries and inquiries regarding corona pandemic.

The ministry appealed the public to take information only from its official sources and not to believe in rumors.

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