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Dubai: Saudi Arabia reported 42 more COVID-19 related fatalities and 2,779 new confirmed cases, the Health Ministry said during its daily press conference on Sunday.

This takes the Kingdom’s death tally to 2,223 and the overall confirmed cases of infection to 232,259. Dr. Mohammad Al Abdul Ali, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, said a total of 1,742 infected patients have fully recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing to 167,138 the total number of recovered cases.

Riyadh reported the highest number of confirmed infections on Sunday, with 247 new cases, followed by Jeddah with 191 and Hufuf with 164, the ministry spokesperson said during the conference.

There are 62,898 active cases who are still hospitalised receiving the necessary treatment, including 2,245 critically ill patients under intensive care.

“People aged 40-60 years account for a third of the total cases. Women constitute 33 per cent of the recorded cases, while men comprise almost 76 per cent,” Dr. Al Abdul Ali said.

He also said that 50 per cent of hospitalised patients under intensive care are above 60 years, with only one rare case of a 20-year-old young man, who is seriously ill under intensive care.