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MoH: Over Half a Million People Benefit from Tetamman Clinics, Takkad Centers

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health (MoH) has stated that more than half a million people have benefited from the services of Tetamman clinics and Make Sure (Takkad) centers in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since their launch. The ministry indicated that Tetamman clinics are devoted to serving individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms, such as throat sore, fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. The clinics also receive patients without appointments. The clinics are located in some health centers and hospitals and number about 235 clinics in different regions, where they have provided services so far to 208,000 beneficiaries, the ministry added. The Health Ministry also added that Make Sure (Takkad) centers are designated for those who do not have symptoms, or who have mild sy...

Health Ministry: 3,580 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 1,980 Recoveries, Reported, in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement here today that 3,580 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, raising the total number to 209,509 cases, including 62,357 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 2,283 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The Ministry of Health added that 58 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities at 1,916, while as many as 1,980 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 145,236. On the other hand, the total number of laboratory tests done, in the Kingdom, rose to 1,874,327 according to the ministry's statement.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Ministry: 4193 New COVID-19 Cases, 140,614 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 4,193 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 201,801 cases, including 59,385 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 2,291 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The Ministry of Health also said that 50 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of deaths at 1,802. As many as 2,945 cases have recovered, raising the total recoveries to 140,614.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health: 2199 ICU Beds Added Within 90 Days

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced that it added extra 2,199 beds for intensive care units (ICUs), within 90 days, in various hospitals, in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as an extension of its continuous efforts to provide maximum protection for the safety of citizens and residents, and in continuation of the application of the highest precautionary standards, amid proactively preventive measures to address the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Ministry of Health said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in line with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince, took many proactive measures and effective decisions to reduce the implications of the pandemic and maintain the health and safety of citizens and residents, as well. &n...

Health Ministry: 4,128 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, 1,823,763 Lab Tests Done, in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement here today that 4,128 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, raising the total number to 205,929 cases, including 60,815 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 2,295 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The Ministry of Health added that 56 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of deaths at 1,858, while as many as 2,642 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 143,256. On the other hand, the total number of laboratory tests done, in the Kingdom, rose to 1,823,763, as new 52,135 tests have been added, according to the ministry.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 3,383 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a statement today that 3,383 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 197,608 cases, including 58,187 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,287 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. Dr. Al-Abdulaali also said that as many as 4,909 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 137,669. He also said that 54 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 1,752.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Ministry: 3,402 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,402 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 194,225 cases, including 59,767 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,272 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The Ministry of Health also said that 49 new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 1,698. As many as 1,994 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 132,760.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Report Submitted by UN Secretary General on Iran Confirms Its Direct Involvement in Missile Attacks Targeting the Kingdom

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Riyadh, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the report presented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres on Tuesday before the Security Council on Iran, which confirmed the Iranian regime’s direct complicity and responsibility in the sabotage attacks that targeted Aramco’s Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia, as well as the targeting of Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia with cruise missiles and drones last year. The report concluded that they were Iranian in origin. The Ministry affirms the confidence of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the United Nations and its key bodies, including the Security Council, and that they will fulfill their mandate to safeguard international peace and security and stop...

Health Ministry: 14 new coronavirus cases registered in Syria, five previous cases recovered

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Damascus, Health Ministry said on Wednesday that 14 coronavirus cases were registered in Syria for persons who were in close contact with other infected persons to raise the total number to 293. The Ministry said that the number of infections in Syria have reached 293 so far, 110 of them have recovered, and nine have passed away.   Source: Syria Arab News Agency

KAIMRC Invites Saudi Arabia’s Hospitals to Participate in Clinical Trials on Coronavirus

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Riyadh, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) has invited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s hospitals to participate in several clinical trials approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), where it is expected that its benefits will be attributed to patients and to Saudi Arabia’s role in enriching the established medical practices based on scientific evidence. The Center is currently conducting several clinical trials on Covid-19 using different antivirals. The first study bears the name (Avi Mild 19) for a trial on favipiravir that was manufactured in Japan and used in cases of mild illness. The second study is called “FACT”, based on trying a compound of favipraver and hydroxychloroquine that is used as an anti-malaria in c...