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Saudi Arabia confirms 96 coronavirus cases

RIYADH, March 30, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has announced 96 new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the overall number of people who tested positive to 1,299,a media report said.

A group of 28 infected people have been kept in isolation since their arrival at the entry points in Saudi Arabia. Sixty-eight other persons who contracted the virus through contacts with previous cases are under medical observation, reported Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

"The confirmed cases covered many cities in the Kingdom, including 27 in Riyadh, 23 in Dammam, 14 in Madinah, 12 in Jeddah, seven in Makkah, five in Khobar, two in Dhahran, one in each of Qatif, Ras Tanoura, Saihat, Hafouf, Taif, Khamis Mushait and Tabuk," Saudi Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aali was quoted as saying in the BNA report.

He added that 29 infected patients have recovered after undergoing medical treatment - 25 in Makkah, two in Jeddah and one in each of Dammam and Asir.


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