With 461 new cases, Saudi Arabia's total confirmed infections now stands at 332,790. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has announced the detection of 461 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 332,790, the Ministry of Health said today.

Jeddah recorded 49 new cases, Mecca reported 42, Medina registered 40, and the capital Riyadh announced 27 new cases in the last 24 hours. The other infections were confirmed in other cities and provinces across the kingdom.


Thirty people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, raising the virus-related death toll in Saudi Arabia to 4,655.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to 316,405 after 769 people recovered from the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia celebrated its 90th annual National Day on Wednesday with air shows, fireworks, and several other events across the kingdom, something which prompted the Minister of Health Tawfiq Al Rabiah to express his concern over the large number of people who ignored coronavirus countermeasures during the celebrations and urged the public to always adhere to preventative measures to ensure that cases in the country continue to decrease.