JEDDAH: There has been a positive development in coronavirus recovery rates, deaths, critical and active cases for the fourth consecutive day, according to figures from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Friday.
The rate of recovery has increased to 96.89 percent, there is a decrease in active cases to 1.46 percent, while critical cases have dropped to 0.19 percent, and the death rate stands at 1.64 percent.
Saudi Arabia recorded 17 new COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, pushing the death toll to 5,857.
There were 302 new cases reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 356,691. There are 5,212 active cases and 698 are in critical condition.
According to the ministry, 70 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, there were 28 in Jeddah, and 14 were in Makkah.
There have been 407 more patient recoveries, bringing the total number to 345,622.
Saudi Arabia has conducted more than 9.5 million PCR tests, with 51,949 carried out in the past 24 hours.
Health clinics set up by the ministry as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the Kingdom since the outbreak.