Dubai: The total cases of COVID-19 in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain has risen to 840,959 on Monday, and fatality tally has now touched 8,525.
Kuwait today announced the detection of 337 new cases of COVID-19, more deaths and 670 more recoveries, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 140,393, total fatalities to 868, and overall recoveries to 132,848.
According to the latest update by the Ministry of Health, the new cases were detected after 4,492 PCR tests were carried out across the country over the past 24 hours.
Active cases have now touched 6,677 out of which 88 are serious cases under intensive care.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 275 new coronavirus cases and 6 deaths have been reported today in Oman.
The total cases in the country have now touched 122,356 including 113,577 recoveries and 1,386 deaths, according to the ministry’s latest update.
A further 308 recoveries were also reported.
The ministry urged everyone to adhere to social distancing instructions issued by the Supreme Committee and the MOH.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health registered only 231 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 355,489.
The recovery rate hit 97 per cent as total recoveries have risen to 343,816 after 445 fresh recoveries were reported over the past 24 hours.
Sixteen more patients died due to complications caused by the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,796.
All the cities in the Kingdom once again recorded less than 50 new cases with Riyadh registering 46, Jeddah and Mecca 18 each and Dammam 14. The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.
With the steady drop in the number of daily cases and the spike in recoveries, the active cases in the Kingdom also declined significantly with 5,877 reported on Monday, including 765 are critical cases.
“The world is still witnessing the second wave and there is a concern in some countries. However, the coronavirus situation in Saudi Arabia is under control,” Dr. Mohammed Al Abdul Ali, the ministry’s spokesperson said during the daily briefing.
Dr. Ali said that there is an unprecedented rush in some countries of the world in order to produce coronavirus vaccines but we will provide a COVID-19 vaccine that is effective, safe and approved by official bodies.
We should be confident that the Kingdom will be the first to provide approved and safe coronavirus vaccines to its citizens and residents.
He also said that the continued adherence to all preventive measures will protect us from the deadly virus even if vaccinations are delayed.
The Saudi leadership has mobilized all resources and capabilities and capabilities to confront the corona pandemic, Dr. Ali added.
The Ministry of Public Health announced that 186 people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total cases in Qatar to 137,415
One more fatality was reported over the past 24 hours, taking death tally to 236. A further 204 patients have fully recovered, pushing total people recovered across the country to 134,486. Active cases have fallen to 2,693, including 288 that are still under treatment, while 37 are critical under intensive care.
Bahrain confirmed the detection of as low as 124 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing total cases in the Kingdom to 85,306. No new deaths were reported over the last 24 hours, keeping the Kingdom’s fatality tally at 338, the Ministry of Health said in its latest update.
There were 212 fresh recoveries from, raising total recoveries to 83,829. The new cases were detected after 9,912 PCR tests were conducted across the Kingdom in the last 24 hours. Out of the newly detected infections, 33 are expatriate workers, 64 people contracted the contagion after having contact with active cases, and 17 are travel related.
The active cases also dropped sharply with 1,538 only, out of which 1,522 cases are stable, 30 cases still receiving treatment and 16 cases in critical condition under intensive care.