Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 2,565 new Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia, reports, 2,565, new, Covid-19 cases

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 248,416.



By Web Report

Published: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 7:15 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 9:18 PM

The Saudi Arabia health ministry on Saturday, July 18, reported 2,565 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 3,057 recoveries.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 248,416 and the total recoveries to 194,218.
40 deaths were also announced in the country as a result of the illness, bringing the mortalities to 2,447.
The number of new daily infections in Saudi Arabia had reached their highest point of 4,919 on June 16, but those numbers have been steadily declining since early July, falling below 3,000 for the first time on July 10.
"We've noticed a decrease in the number of cases, and in particular the number of critical cases," Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Abdelali told a news conference.
"We've noticed a stabilisation of the numbers of cases we're monitoring and a decline in the curve."
(With inputs from Reuters)


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