Saudi Arabia reported 169 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 824,003.
The authorities also confirmed two new COVID
-19-related deaths, raising the total number of fatalities to 9,423.
Of the new infections, 60 were recorded in Riyadh and 26 in Jeddah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 10 new cases each.
The ministry also announced that 257 patients had recovered from COVID
-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic to 810,523.
It said that 4,057 COVID
-19 cases were still active, adding that 9,924 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to almost 45 million.
The ministry said that of the current cases, 83 patients were in critical condition.
Almost 69 million COVID
doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with more than 25 million people fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, testing hubs and treatment centers set up throughout the Kingdom have helped millions of people since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Taakad centers provide COVID
-19 testing for those who show no or mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while Tetamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms such as fever, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties.