Muslim worshippers perform noon prayer at the Prophet Mohammed's mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina. (File photo: AFP)
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 178 COVID-19 cases, nine deaths
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.
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.
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