Ministry of Health (MoH) said Saturday nine persons died of coronavirus while 1,211 people tested positive of the contagious disease in the past 24 hours. The new deaths increased overall fatalities to 1,165 and registered infections rose to 208,460, MoH spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA.

He said 198 patients were at the intensive care units, while 14,513 people were receiving medical care. Al-Sanad said health care workers conducted 7,319 swab tests in the past 24 hours to reach a total of 1,901,041. He said infections-to-tests ratio was 16.5 percent. He called on the public anew to abide by health regulations like wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing, and avoiding crowds. The MoH announced earlier today recovery of 1,365 people to reach a total of 192,782.

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