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COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds Meeting
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 03 - 04 - 2020

Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 44th meeting today.
During the meeting, all relevant COVID-19 updates and reports were reviewed. The committee discussed the epidemiological situation globally, as well as the cases reported locally. All precautionary measures carried out at the points of entry into the Kingdom will continue in full and will be further enhanced, the committee stressed.
Following the meeting, a press conference was held, including Health Ministry Spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali and Governor Assistant for Insurance Affairs at General Organization for Social Insurance, Nader Al-Wahibi.
For his part, Dr. Al-Abdulaali said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeded one million cases, of which 212,000 cases have been cured to date. The COVID-19 death toll has jumped to 53,000.
Dr. Al-Abdulaali said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported 154 new cases, of which 3 cases got infected while traveling and they are quarantined since their arrival to the Kingdom's ports of entry. The remaining 151 cases got infected as a result of contact with previously confirmed cases.
The new cases are distributed as follows: Madinah 34, Jeddah 30, Makkah 21, Tabuk 17, Riyadh 13, Buraidah 9, Qatif 6, Hofuf 4, Khobar 3, Al-Ras 3, Najran 3, Mahayel Asir2, Al-Khafji 2, Dhahran 2, Dammam 1, Khamis Mushait 1, Ras Tanura 1, Al-Wajh 1, and Duba1, bringing the accumulative number of COVID-19 infections in the Kingdom to 2039 cases, including 1663 diagnosed as active and they are receiving necessary medical care and are in stable condition, among them 41 cases receiving intensive care. The total death reached 25. However, 23 cured cases were recorded, bringing the number of cured cases to 351.
He called on everyone, who has symptoms or would like to assess, to use the self-assessment service in MAWID application, or call 937 Center, 24/7.


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