Medical staff in the Saudi city of Yanbu boy Hassan recovery coronavirus
Medical staff in the Saudi city of Yanbu celebrate recovery of 2-year-old boy, Hassan, from COVID-19. Image Credit: Royal Commission for Yanbu

Dubai: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday recorded the highest single-day increase in the number of recoveries with 7,718 COVID-19 patients fully recovered.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,692 new COVID-19 cases were reported today, taking the overall number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 237,803.

There were also an additional 40 fatalities due to COVID-19 complications, raising the death toll to 2,283.

With today’s recoveries figures, Saudi Arabia has now a total of 177,560 recoveries overall (75 per cent of total COVID-19 cases). Active cases totaled 57,960, of which 2,230 cases are critical.

Jeddah reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 263, followed by Hofouf (220), Riyadh (211), Al Mubarraz (189), and Dammam (134).

According to health ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammad Al Abdul Ali the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia has stabilized in recent days.

"There has also been a decrease of 1.5 percent in critical cases over the past week," Dr. Al Abdul Ali said at the daily briefing.

“We have seen stability in the number of cases recorded over the past seven days” the spokesman added.

He also said that Saudi Arabia continues detecting cases. However, the health ministry has seen a slight drop in the curve in total number of cases.

'Despite seeing a slight improvement in the Kingdom, cases continue to increase globally and people must return to “normal” with caution' Al Abdul Ali said.

There were 81 and 75 cases in Makkah and Madinah respectively, the spokesman said.

A total of 40,799 tests were conducted today, bringing the total number of tests to 2.38 million.