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COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds 84th Meeting

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1441/9/20 - 2020/05/13

Riyadh, May 13, 2020, SPA -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 84th meeting today, in the presence of the members of the Committee representing a number of the relevant governmental entities.

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 of Saudi Arabia 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 4278180 cases, out of which 1502620 cases have been cured to date. The COVID-19 death toll has jumped to 292316.

Dr. Al-Abdulaali said that 1905 new COVID-19 cases were reported today in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adding that the new cases were reported in Riyadh (673), Jeddah (338), Makkah (283), Dammam (147), Hofuf (67), Madinah (64), Jubail (52), Taif (50), Khobar (47), Tabuk (35), Al-Majmaah (30), Diriyah (18), Dhahran (14), Umluj (13), Baish (11), Al-Kharj (6), Salwa (4), Safwa (4), Al-Jafr (3), Qateef (3), Bqeeq (3), Al-Khurma (3), Al-Khafji (2), Qariat Al-Ulya (2), Ras Tanura (2), Rabigh (2), Qarah (2), Qunfutha (2), Sharorah (2), Hail (2), Al-Muzahmiya (2), Hottat Sdeer (2), and one case in each of Abha, Al-Nairia, Buraidah, Unzaizah, Arras, Al-Hada, Al-Laith, Al-Makhwa, Najran, Hottat bni Tamim, Al-Delm, Wadi Al-Dawasir, Al-Dawadmi, Al-Rain, Al-Sulayyil, Al-Zelfi and Rowaidat Al-Ard.

He pointed out that the total cases tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached 44830 cases, out of which 26935 cases are active cases receiving medical care, and their health condition is mostly stable; with the exception of 147 critical cases.

He also pointed out that the cases confirmed today represent 32% for Saudi nationals and 68% for non-Saudis.

The number of new recoveries is 2365, bringing the total recoveries to 17622 cases, Dr. Al-Abdulaali said, adding that the number of new deaths is 9, bringing the total deaths to 273 cases.

He called on whoever has symptoms or would like to check-up, to use the self-assessment service in MAWID application, inquire or consult the Health Center (937) around the clock, or inquire or consult through WhatsApp number 920005937.

20:22 LOCAL TIME 17:22 GMT

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