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COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds Meeting

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1441/8/15 - 2020/04/08

Riyadh, April 07, 2020, SPA -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 48th 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 where Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali reported that the total number of confirmed cases with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world amounted to 1,400,000, adding that 285,000 cases recovered so far. He disclosed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 75,000.

"As many as 272 new cases of COVID-19 are recorded in the Kingdom. The confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom are 2795, including 2139 diagnosed as active," he said, adding that 64 cases have recovered today, bringing to 615 the total number of recoveries.

He stated that the total number of deaths from Coronavirus is 41 after reporting 3 deaths today.

He called on whoever has symptoms or would like to check-up, to use the self-assessment service in MAWID electronic application, and inquire or consult the Health Center (937) around the clock.

00:02 LOCAL TIME 21:02 GMT

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