The Ministry of Health has reported 1,247 new cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 494,032. Out of the total cases, about 11,773 cases remain active, of which 1,350 are in critical condition. The ministry also announced that the number of COVID-19 patients who have recovered has gone up to 474,368, with 1,429 more patients recovering.
As per public knowledge, the highest number of cases have been recorded in Asir, a total of 273. This number is followed by the Eastern Province with 234, Makkah with 220, while Riyadh recorded 206, and Jazan reported that there had been no new cases.
The call for stricter adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines has been re-emphasized while stressing the need for urgent vaccination. The Ministry Spokesperson confirmed that the vaccines are in high demand, which confirmed that the social campaign is working. Programs all over the Eastern Province are working towards encouraging 12 to 18-year-old students to get vaccinated, pledging to get at least 250,000 students vaccinated throughout the summer.
In addition to pre-existing COVID-19 precautions, the entry to government and educational institutions will be limited to only those fully vaccinated starting next month. This is to promote the need for vaccination and immunize as much of the population as quickly as possible.