| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

Saudi Arabia Reports Surge in Daily COVID-19 Cases

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said Tuesday it registered 1,479 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day infections in many months.

The Ministry also reported 12 deaths over the past 24 hours due to complications caused by the virus, raising the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 476,882 and the virus-related fatalities to 7,703.

According to the Ministry, the Kingdom recorded 920 recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 458,048.

The Makkah region reported the highest number of new cases with 431, followed by the Riyadh region with 280, the Eastern region with 256, and the Asir region with 149 infections.

The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom with just one of them reporting less than 10 infections.

According to the ministry, there were 11,131 active cases and 1,487 of them were in critical condition.

The Ministry called on citizens to abide by health instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat