Saudi Arabia Daily COVID-19 numbers decline, 3,068 new cases recorded in 24 hours

Saudi Arabia has registered 3,068 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday, a day after reporting 3,575 new infections in a single day since July 2020.

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The ministry added that the death toll reached 8,892 as of January 8 after two new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while a total of 545,771 patients have recovered, with 793 recoveries recorded in the past 24 time.

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The Kingdom’s health authorities have administered more than 52 million doses of the vaccine as of January 8, reaching 52,305,327, according to the health ministry.

Saudi Arabia has updated COVID-19 rules

Health officials recently updated recovery periods for people who test positive for the virus. For vaccinated individuals, the recovery period has been reduced to seven days while the unvaccinated recovery period is 10 days.

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