Saudi Arabia registers 3,288 new coronavirus cases, 108,571 in total
June 9 (Xinhua) – Saudi Arabia registered on Tuesday 3,288 new coronavirus cases, with 1,099 in Riyadh alone, raising the total number in the kingdom to 108,571, the health ministry tweeted.
The Saudi capital has for weeks topped the list of the number of infections, followed by Jeddah for most of the time. Meanwhile, the number of recoveries rose to 76,339 after 1,815 more were added, while 37 new fatalities were reported, bringing the death toll to 783. Saudi Arabia now has 31,449 active cases, of which 1,686 are in critical condition.
During its daily press briefing on Tuesday, the health ministry announced the opening of 214 24-hour clinics across the kingdom to provide medical help for those with coronavirus symptoms. Saudi Arabia and China have supported each other in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-February, the kingdom offered generous support to China to help fight the deadly virus at the early stage of its outbreak. On March 11, Saudi Arabia delivered to the Chinese city of Wuhan a shipment of medical aid.
As the virus raged in Saudi Arabia, a team of eight Chinese medical experts visited the kingdom on April 15 to assist its anti-coronavirus fight.