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.
#health It announces the registration of (3,068) new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), the registration of (2) deaths, God have mercy on them, and the registration of (793) cases of healing, bearing the total number of cases healed (545,771) cases, praise God. pic.twitter.com/ZFQQa05Clb
– Saudi Ministry of Health (@SaudiMOH) January 8, 2022
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