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Spokesperson of Health Ministry: We are all Responsible

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1441/8/22 - 2020/04/15

Riyadh, April 15, 2020, SPA -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 56th 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 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world amounted to more than 2,000,000, adding that more than 500,000 cases recovered so far. He disclosed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 reached around 127,000.

"As many as 493 new cases of COVID-19 are recorded in the Kingdom. The confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom are 5862, including 4852 diagnosed as active," he said, adding that 42 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 931.

He stated that the total number of deaths from Coronavirus is 79 after reporting 6 deaths today.

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

The spokesperson of the Health Ministry added that 70% to 80% of COVID19-infected cases have mild symptoms while 20% of the cases require a medical care without ICU, affirming that 5% to 10% of the cases are very critical due to a multi-organ failure.

He stressed that most COVID-19 cases, in recent days, are detected in the overcrowded districts or worker dormitories, disclosing that we have to remember that we are all responsible.

21:07 LOCAL TIME 18:07 GMT

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