Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia announces 1,644 new cases, 16 deaths

Saudi Arabia has reported 1,644 new coronavirus infections during the past 24 hours, raising the total to 80,185, according to the health ministry.

The number of new daily cases has since been decreasing day by day.

Meanwhile, 16 more people succumbed to the deadly virus taking the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities in the Kingdom to 441.

Ministry also reported 3,531 recoveries, taking the overall number of recovered cases to 54,553.

Riyadh tops the list of new cases with 611 infections, followed by Jeddah (360), Makkah (148), Dammam (101), Hufof (91) and Madinah (50)

Saudi currently has the highest number of cases in the region, however, it is also by far the largest country in the GCC, both in terms of population and area.

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