Highest daily COVID-19 cases in months for Saudi Arabia
Saudi arabia–Saudi Arabia announced 967 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the overall number of confirmed infections to 772,269, the highest daily number in months.
On February 19, 2022, the Ministry of Health recorded 997 instances. According to ministry records, Riyadh had the most instances on Monday, with 317, followed by Jeddah with 164, Dammam with 93, Makkah with 43, Madinah with 27, Taif and Dhahran with 26 each, and Abha with 24.
On Monday, 663 recoveries were recorded, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 755,619, with 102 serious instances. Saudi Arabia has given out over 69 million vaccination doses so far. In the last 24 hours, it has conducted over 34,000 new tests.
Between May 28 and June 3, Riyadh Health Affairs conducted 3,553 inspection visits of 298 hospitals (52 private and 246 public), 332 healthcare centers, 1,449 medical complexes, and 1,474 pharmacies to ensure compliance with COVID-19 preventative measures, according to the ministry.
Following concerns of the virus spreading in Europe and North America, it verified last month that no monkeypox cases had been discovered in the Kingdom. The UAE’s Ministry of Health announced three fresh instances of monkeypox last week, roughly a week after the country’s first incidence.