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The Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 5,628 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 3,511 recoveries and 287 critical cases in the past 24 hours.
The statistics, released in the ministry's daily briefing, showed that the total number of infections in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached 604,672, while the recovery tally rose to 558,546, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
According to the statement, two deaths were reported, bringing the total number of fatalities in Saudi Arabia to 8,903.
MOH has also advised everyone to contact 937-Service Center for any consultation and inquiries around the clock, obtaining reliable health information and services, as well as knowing the latest development of COVID-19.
Some activities will remain banned, including weddings and corporate meetings. Social gatherings will continue to be limited to a maximum of 20 people, SPA said, citing an interior ministry source.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Tuesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
European Union leaders met to navigate a common path out of the pandemic as infections surge in many of their countries, while President Joe Biden set a new goal of administering 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States in his first 100 days in office.
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