JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Abdelali said the around one million people have been screened for COVID-19 so far in various neighborhoods throughout the Kingdom.
He urged all citizens and residents to keep the current level of commitment, stressing that the ‘the upcoming phase is important, and the virus is still present’.
Abdelali said that according to the World Health Organization no studies have so far found an evidence that recovered patients are immune from contracting the virus again, calling on those who recovered to abide by the precautionary measures.
Saudi Arabia recorded 1,289 new coronavirus cases, marking its highest daily increase so far, according to the health ministry.
Jeddah topped the list of cities with the most cases, recording 294 new infections, raising the total to 18,881 case among them 117 critical cases.
The Kingdom also confirmed five new deaths, raising the death toll to 144.
Meanwhile, 1774 people recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,531.