At least 1,581 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, taking overall infections to 320,257, Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said Tuesday.

The number of those recovered from the virus pandemic in the same period hit 1,244, increasing total recoveries to 303,637, he told KUNA.

The death toll from the disease rose to 1,801 after registering three mortalities in the corresponding period, Al-Sanad noted.
He pointed out that 14,819 patients are being treated at hospitals, in addition to 156 cases at intensive care units.

Al-Sanad renewed call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings.

He also appealed to the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry and the state’s bodies to be briefed on guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus.

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