For the first time since July 2020, Saudi Arabia’s daily documented COVID-19 instances have surpassed 3,000.
According to the Ministry of Health, the Kingdom registered 3,045 new cases in 24 hours on Wednesday.
There were another three virus-related deaths, bringing the country’s overall COVID-19 death toll to 8,886.
Throughout total, 565,482 cases have been identified in the Kingdom, with 543,553 recoveries.
After the first instance of the omicron variety was discovered in Saudi Arabia on December 1, the number of cases has been quickly increasing in recent weeks.
According to the official SPA news agency, the case was tracked to an unspecified north African nation.
Authorities had prohibited flights to and from Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Comoros just days before the announcement.
As the number of cases increased, Saudi Arabia reimposed social distance regulations at the Grand Mosque in Mecca last week.
Workers replaced floor markers that directed individuals to social distance that had been removed on October 17.