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Ministry of Health Reports 38 New Cases of COVID-19

Riyadh, The Ministry of Health today reported 38 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The ministry cited that the first three cases were for a male citizen who was in contact with a previous case, a male citizen coming from Germany and Jordanian resident coming from Britain. They are isolated now at a health facility in Jeddah, the ministry said.

The ministry added that the fourth and fifth cases are confirmed for Egyptian male and female residents coming from Egypt, adding that the sixth case is for a Turkish female resident coming from Turkey. They are isolated at a health facility in Makkah.

The Ministry of Health disclosed that there are ten other cases, including six male citizens coming from Iraq, a male citizen coming from Italy, one male citizen who was in contact with a previous case and two cases which are under investigation. All ten cases are isolated at a health facility in Qatif.

The ministry added that there are three cases for a male citizen coming from Spain and two male citizens who were in contact with a previous case. They are isolated at a health facility in Dhahran.

The Health Ministry said that 13 cases are confirmed in Riyadh. The 13 cases are recorded for citizens coming from Jordan, Oman, India, Britain, Turkey, Switzerland and Austria in addition to a Jordanian resident coming from Spain and four cases for citizens and two Filipino residents who were in contact with previous cases. The 13 cases are isolated at a health facility in Riyadh.

The Ministry of Health stated that the total number of registered cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom is 171 cases with the recovery of six cases while the rest of cases are currently isolated in health facilities.

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 161 states amid local and global intensive efforts to prevent and eradicate the virus.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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