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Saudi Arabia reports 2,593 new Covid-19 cases

RIYADH, May 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia yesterday reported 2,593 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 57,345.
 
Assistant Minister of Health and Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr Mohammed Al-Abdulaali was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) saying that of the total 28,277 cases are active cases receiving medical care, with the exception of 237 cases receiving intensive care.
 
The number of the new recoveries is 3,026, bringing the total number of recoverees to 28,748, Dr. Al-Abdulaali said, adding that the number of the new deaths is 8, bringing the total death toll to 320.
 
Meanwhile, Kuwait reported 841 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total of infections to 15,691, while 6 deaths were reported, bringing the total toll to 118.
 
The Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) quoted the Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad as saying that 161 patients were in intensive care.
 
The UAE Government announced on Monday that 1,065 patients have fully recovered from Covid-19 after receiving the necessary medical care, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 9,577.
 
Over 37,844 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted among UAE citizens and residents which resulted in the detection of 832 new cases, taking to 24,190 the total numbers of infections in the country. This includes those receiving treatment, recovered cases, and deaths, said an official.
 
Dr Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government, also announced the death of four patients from Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 224. The number of Covid-19 cases still receiving treatment now stands at 14,389 from different nationalities.



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