RIYADH: Saudi authorities reported 153 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 833,880.
Of the new infections, 58 were recorded in Riyadh and 23 in Jeddah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 10 new cases each.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed that the Kingdom’s death toll from COVID-19 reached 9,631.
It said that 116 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic to 819,303.
The ministry said that 4,946 COVID-19 cases are still active, adding that 4,026 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to more than 45.2 million.
The ministry said of the current cases, 75 patients were in critical condition.
More than 69.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with more than 25.4 million people fully vaccinated.