Dubai: The overall tally of COVID-19 infections in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain has climbed to 850,480 cases, while total fatalities has risen to 8,797.
Some 357 people tested positive in Kuwait on Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 142,992.
According to the latest update by the Ministry of Health, one person has died of the virus, pushing fatality tally to 881.
An additional 554 fresh recoveries were also recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the overall tally of recoveries to 137,625
The new cases were detected after 5,572 PCR tests were conducted in a single day, increasing total COVID-19 tests carried out across the country to 1,101,146.
The active cases have now reached4,486, with 82 of which are critical cases under intensive care.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 263 new coronavirus cases and 11 fatalities, bringing total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 357,623 and total deaths to 5,907.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 374 patients over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 347,176, with the recovery rate climbing to 97.04 per cent.
With the steady drop in the number of daily cases and the spike in recoveries, the active cases have fallen to 4,540, out of which 649 are critical cases under intensive care.
The daily count of COVID-19 cases has continued to fall drastically, with only 209 infections reported in the Sultanate on Tuesday.
This brings total number of infections in the Sultanate to 123,908. According to the latest update by the Ministry of Health, seven people have succumbed to the virus, taking total deaths to 1,430.
The total recovered people have risen to 115,441, 216 after 225 fresh recoveries were registered over the last 24 hours.
The ministry has renewed its call on community members to strictly adhere to social distancing protocols and precautionary measures issued by the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the ministry.
The Ministry of Health announced 169 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the Kingdom to 86,956. No deaths were reported over the last 24 hours, keeping the Kingdom’s fatality tally at 341. Of the new cases, 83 are expatriate workers, while 70 people had infected with the virus after contacting active cases and 16 are travel related.
The new cases were detected after 10,234 PCR tests were conducted across the Kingdom. There were 164 fresh recoveries, increasing total recoveries to 85,141.
The active cases have now reached 1,474, out of which 1,460 are stable, 22 still receiving treatment and 14 are critically ill patients under intensive care.
The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed the detection of 168 new coronavirus cases and one more fatality on Tuesday, bringing the total cases in Qatar to 139,001 and death toll to 238.
A further 216 patients have fully recovered, pushing total people recovered across the country to 136,306. Active cases have now reached 2,457, including 260 that are still under treatment, while 33 critical patients are under intensive care.