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Upward trend in Saudi corona cases continues
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 16 - 06 - 2020

RIYADH — The number of daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia continued to be over 4,000-mark for the third consecutive day on Tuesday with the health ministry reporting 4,267 new cases over the past 24 hours. This raised the total number of infections to 136,315.
On Monday, the Kingdom recorded the highest ever figure of 4,507 cases while there were 4,233 infections on Sunday. Despite an increase in new infections, 1,650 people who had previously tested positive for the virus in the Kingdom, have recovered raising the number of recoveries to 89,540.
The health ministry also reported 41 new deaths, taking the death toll to 1,052 as of Tuesday. Riyadh had the highest number of new infections with 1,629 new cases, similar to recent days. Jeddah had the second highest with 477 cases followed by Makkah with 224 new cases. There were 200 new infections in Hufof, 192 in Dammam, 132 in Al-Khobar, 116 in Qatif and 100 cases in Madinah. The rest of the cases were reported from different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.


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