COVID 19: Saudi Arabia reports 314 new infections, total now 373,046

Written by on February 15, 2021

Saudi Arabia on Monday confirmed 314 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 373,046, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the new cases, 154 were detected in the city of Riyadh, 60 in the Eastern region and 47 in Mecca.

The death toll slightly increased to 6,438 after 5 individuals died due to COVID-19 complications.

The health ministry said the total recoveries reached 363,926 after 341 people who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered.

Authorities on Sunday extended COVID-19 restrictions due to a recent spike. Restrictions were extended for more than 20 days on gatherings, events and dining services.

The restrictions will be in effect for a total of 30 days from the day authorities first imposed the new restrictions on February 3.

Two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia suspended entry to the Kingdom from 20 countries, with the exception of Saudi citizens, diplomats and medical practitioners and their families.

The Kingdom, the largest among the six Gulf states and the Arab world’s biggest economy, saw daily infections fall from a peak above 4,000 in June to dip below the 100 mark in early January.



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