RIYADH: Saudi Arabia reported 96 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.
As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 830,223.
The authorities also confirmed one new COVID-19-related death, raising the total number of fatalities to 9,619.
Of the new infections, 31 were recorded in Riyadh and 17 in Jeddah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 10 new cases each.
The ministry also announced that 38 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic to 817,250.
It said 3,354 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 3,590 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to more than 45 million.
The ministry said of the current cases, 38 patients were in critical condition.
Almost 69.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with more than 25 million people fully vaccinated.