Ministry of Health Reports 67 New Cases of COVID-19

Wednesday 1441/7/23 - 2020/03/18
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Riyadh, March 18, 2020, SPA -- The Ministry of Health today reported 67 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.
The ministry cited that 45 cases are recorded two days ago coming from Britain, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia, and Iraq. They are directly isolated from the airports to the health isolation which is proved its effectiveness in combating transmission of the infection domestically.
The ministry added that 11 cases are confirmed for persons who were in contact with previous cases in addition to other 11 cases which are under investigation.
The Health Ministry disclosed that 67 cases include 19 cases in Riyadh, 23 in the Eastern Region, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makkah and one case in Asir.
The Ministry stated that the total number of recorded cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom is 238 cases with the recovery of six cases while the rest of cases are currently isolated in health facilities, except one critical case.
The ministry called on everyone to abide by the instructions for the society safety.
The Ministry of Health urged all to communicate with the Health Center (937) for any inquiries about COVID-19, warning from rumors about this virus.
It is worth mentioning that COVID-19 reached 170 states amid local and global intensive efforts to prevent and eradicate the virus.
21:08 LOCAL TIME 18:08 GMT