RIYADH, June 23 — Saudi Arabia recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in the country since August 2020, Arab News reported.
The Saudi health authorities reported 1,479 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 476,882, with 11,131 active cases including 1,487 patients in critical condition.
The Health Ministry also reported 12 new COVID related deaths, raising the number of total deaths in the country to 7,703.
According to the report, the Makkah region saw the highest number of new cases with 431, followed by the Eastern Province with 208, and the Riyadh region with 256.
The ministry of health confirmed the release of 920 new recovered cases, which brings the total number of recovered cases in Saudi Arabia to 458,048.
Meanwhile, the ministry said that the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 16,730,397.
The total population of Saudi Arabia was more than 34 million in 2019, according to official statistics from the World Bank.
Sources: Arab News/SPA/Agencies