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COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds 78th Meeting

Saudi Press Agency

Thursday 1441/9/14 - 2020/05/07

Riyadh, May 7, 2020, SPA -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 78th 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. The Committee praised the citizens and expatriates for abiding by the curfew, urging all to stay at home.

Following the meeting, Assistant Minister of Health and Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is 3,772,367 cases, of which 1,252,240 cases have been cured to date. The COVID-19 death toll has jumped to 264,189.

Dr. Al-Abdulaali also said that 1793 new COVID-19 cases were reported today in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adding that the new cases were reported in Madinah (396), Jeddah (315), Makkah (254), Riyadh (194), Dammam (171), Khobar (120), Jubail (48), Hofuf (40), Qatif (40), Taif (36), Yanbu (32), Ras Tanura (20), Sabya (16), Tabuk (14), Wadi Al-Fara'a (13), Unaizah (10), Baish (10), Diriyah (10),Hadban (8), Hafar Al-Batin (6), Al-Ays (5), Kharj (5), Salwa (4), Qurayyat (4), Buraidah (3), Khamis Mushait (2), Majaridah (2), Bqeeq (2), Dhahran (2), Safwa (2), Amluj (2), Jafr (1), Mathnab (1), Bukayriyah (1), Rabigh (1), Haddah (1), Dayer (1) and Majmaah (1).

Dr. Al-Abdulaali pointed out that the total cases tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kingdom reached 33,731 cases, of which 25,714 cases are active cases receiving medical care, and their health condition is mostly stable; with the exception of 145 cases receiving intensive care. The number of new recoveries is 1015, bringing the total recoveries to 7,798 cases. The number of new deaths is 10, bringing the total deaths to 219 cases.

--SPA
21:44 LOCAL TIME 18:44 GMT
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