Saudi confirms 96 coronavirus cases

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Riyadh,  Mar. 29(BNA): The Ministry of health has today announced 96 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the overall number of people who tested positive to 1,299.


A group of 28 infected people have been kept in isolation since their arrival at the entry points in Saudi Arabia. Sixty-eight other persons who contracted the virus through contacts with previous cases are under medical observation.


 "The confirmed cases covered many cities in the Kingdom, including 27 in Riyadh, 23 in Dammam, 14 in Madinah, 12 in Jeddah, seven in Makkah, five in Khobar, two in Dhahran, one in each of Qatif, Ras Tanoura, Saihat, Hafouf, Taif, Khamis Mushait and Tabuk," he said Health Ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aali.  


He added that 29 infected patients have recovered after undergoing medical treatment - 25 in Makkah, two in Jeddah and one in each of Dammam and Asir.