Saudi Arabia witnesses 12 pct drop in COVID-19 critical cases

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RIYADH, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday a 12-percent drop in COVID-19 critical cases in the last two weeks.

Saudi Health Ministry Spokesperson Mohammed Abdulaali said during a press briefing that the number of critical cases in the kingdom has dropped by 12 percent in the past two weeks.

He attributed the drop to the commitment of the public to follow the precautionary measures, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He said that in the last 24 hours, 1,402 new confirmed cases were registered, increasing the total cases in Saudi Arabia to 284,226.

Out of the total cases, there are 34,082 active cases undergoing treatment, including 1,992 critical cases.

The death toll from the virus in the kingdom rose to 3,055 after 35 new deaths were added while 1,775 more patients recovered, raising the total recoveries to 247,089.

Saudi Arabia and China have supported each other in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

In mid-February, the kingdom offered generous support to China to help fight the deadly virus at the early stage of its outbreak. On March 11, Saudi Arabia delivered to the Chinese city of Wuhan a shipment of medical aid.

As the virus raged in Saudi Arabia, a team of eight Chinese medical experts visited the kingdom to assist its anti-coronavirus fight.

The two sides also signed a deal for expanding Saudi Arabia's coronavirus testing capacity. Enditem

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