Shoppers have their temperatures checked before entering a mall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 15, 2020. This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia's year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. Instead, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gathering this November will likely be a virtual meet-up. The impact of the coronavirus and low oil prices have forced a recalibration of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans to revamp Saudi society and its oil-dependent economy. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: Saudi Arabia reported 4,757 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 145,991, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (June 18).

Meanwhile, the ministry reported 2,253 recoveries today, with total recoveries in the kingdom at 93,915. With 1,877 in intensive care units.

The ministry also confirmed 48 deaths, its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll to 1,139.