Riyadh Saudi Arabia
The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia stands at 364,440. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: The daily reported coronavirus cases have continued to decline in the GCC countries, with Saudi Arabia recording 169 new infections on Thursday.

Six more deaths were also recorded in the Kingdom in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced. This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 364,440 and the virus-related death toll to 6,310.

According to the ministry’s latest update, 188 fresh recoveries were registered over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of people recovered across the Kingdom to 356,201, with the recovery rate hitting 97.73 per cent. The active cases have also dropped to 1,929, out of which 302 were critical cases.

Bahrain

An additional 316 new cases have been reported in Bahrain, bringing the total confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 96,195.

One more fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, taking death tally to 356, the Ministry of Health said in its latest update. The new cases have been detected among 126 expatriate workers, 171 new cases are contacts of active cases, and 19 are travel related.

There were 275 fresh recoveries, pushing total recoveries to 92,920. The active cases have now touched 2,919, including 2,899 that are stable, while there are 20 critical cases still under intensive care.

Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health today confirmed the detection of 209 new cases, bringing the total infections in Qatar to 146,689.

No new fatalities were reported over the past 24 hours, keeping death toll at 246.

According to the ministry’s latest update, a further 167 patients have fully recovered, pushing the total number of people recovered from the virus across the country to 143,261.

Active cases have now touched 3,182, including 305 that are stable cases under treatment, while 28 are critical under intensive care.

Oman

The Ministry of Health reported 142 new cases and zero deaths in the Sultanate over the past 24 hours.

The total cases in the country have now touched 131,086, including 1,508 deaths, according to the ministry’s latest update.

An additional 288 patients have fully recovered, pushing total recoveries to 123,415, with the recovery rate climbing to 94.1 per cent.

The ministry urged everyone to adhere to precautionary measures and social distancing protocols issued by the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling COVID-19.