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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 178 COVID-19 cases, nine deaths
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Joanne Serrieh, Al Arabiya English
Published: 25 December ,2020: 04:05 PM GST
Updated: 25 December ,2020: 06:59 PM GST
Saudi Arabia has detected 178 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 361,903, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday.
Read also: Lebanon detects new COVID-19 strain on MEA flight from UK
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The total recoveries increased to 352,815 after 207 individuals who had previously tested positive recovered.
Meanwhile, the death toll reached 6,168 with nine new fatalities reported due to COVID-19 complications.
Authorities confirmed 44 cases in the city of Riyadh, 31 in Mecca and 31 in Medina.
#الصحة⁩ تعلن عن تسجيل (178) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس ⁧#كورونا⁩ الجديد (كوفيد19)، وتسجيل (9) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (207) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (352,815) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/bh3oBGBUVV
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) December 25, 2020

The Kingdom launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on December 17 with over 500,000 people having registered by December 23.

Two vaccine centers have been opened in the country, one in Riyadh and the second in Jeddah.
Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.

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