NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Reports 4,233 New Cases, Highest Daily Rise So Far

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported 3,233 new cases of coronavirus and 40 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 127, 541 and the virus – related death toll to 972, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

The new cases were the highest number of daily reported cases in the country so far.

The capital Riyadh saw a total of 1,735 new infections in the last 24 hours alone, according to the ministry.

The recent surge in coronavirus cases in city has mainly been detected among young people who may not have been following precautionary measures, an official at Kingdom’s health ministry said on Saturday.

Health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al – Ali on Sunday said the 90 percent of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Riyadh, adding that citizens and residents in the area must adhere to social distancing measures.

The second largest number of new cases confirmed in Jeddah, where a total of 352 infections were reported.


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