A general view shows almost empty streets, during the 24 hours lockdown to counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Riyad.

Saudi Arabia on Thursday reported 10 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), taking the kingdom’s death toll to 219 so far.

The number of infections with the highly contagious respiratory disease shot up by 1,793 to 33,731 since the outbreak of the deadly bug in the kingdom, the Saudi Health Ministry’s Spokesman Mohammad Al-Abdulali said in his daily news briefing Thursday.

In addition, a total 1,015 patients have been cured of the Covid-19, raising the count of recoveries to 7,798, while 145 others are still languishing in intensive care units, the spokesman added.

UAE: 8 deaths from coronavirus, total 165

The United Arab Emirates declared on Thursday eight new deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the death toll to 165.

UAE Ministry of Health said in a statement that 502 new infection cases were registered raising the tally to 16,240.

Up to 213 patients who suffered from the virus infection recovered, the UAE ministry of health said, adding that more than 33,000 medical examinations were conducted on citizens and residents of the country. The new fatalities were of various nationalities.

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