Mon, 31 May 2021
Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Walid Khalifa Al Manea has urged full compliance with mandatory precautionary measures which were announced last week by the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting COVID-19 to curb infections and protect public safety.
A rise in both daily cases and deaths led to stringent measures being introduced within the Kingdom, which will run until June 10.
Dr Al Manea called for adherence to these protocols.
“Overcoming the current health conditions will require all segments of society to show utmost determination and commitment,” he said.
“Health indicators have shown that commitment in the period between September 17 and October 14, 2020 contributed to reducing the incidence of daily existing cases by 45 percent. We hope to return to that figure.
According to the latest information, out of 18,511 COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, 2,458 new cases have been detected and there were 14 fatalities. 1,363 new cases are contacts of active cases, and four travel-related. There were 2,484 recoveries, increasing total recoveries to 208,445.
There are 28,758 active cases and 328 are critical.