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GCC Covid-19 update: 484 new cases in UAE; Saudi reports 1,122 more cases, 6 deaths

GCC Covid-19 update: 484 new cases in UAE; Saudi reports 1,122 more cases, 6 deaths

Since the outbreak, a total of 43 and 103 patients have succumbed to the Covid-19 virus in the UAE and Saudi Arabia respectively

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The UAE has reported 484 additional coronavirus cases in the country, its Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on April 20.

The new cases detected among various nationalities were diagnosed as a result of extensive screening entailing 25,795 tests.

The total cases in the country now tally 7,265.

The ministry also confirmed the death of two individuals, both of Asian nationality as a result of the infection, spiking the total number of Covid-19 related demises to 43.

As many as 1,360 people have now recovered from the Covid-19 infection.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia reported 1,122 new cases of the Covid-19 virus on April 20, its highest daily spike of infections since the outbreak.

The newly diagnosed cases have increased the total number of infections in the country to 10,484.

Of the newly detected infections, Makkah reported the highest cases totaling 402, followed by Riyadh (200) and Jeddah (186).

The ministry took to Twitter to also announce six additional Covid-19 fatalities.

As many as 103 people have now succumbed to the Covid-19 virus across the kingdom.

Meanwhile, an additional 92 people previously infected with the virus have now recovered, increasing the total number of recoveries to 1,490.

Oman
The Ministry of Health announced the registration of 144 new coronavirus cases in the country, Times of Oman reported on April 20.

Of the newly diagnosed cases, 58 are Omani nationals and 86 non-Omanis, bringing the total number of cases registered in the sultanate to 1,410.

The total number also includes the recovery of 238 patients and seven deaths.

Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health reported 567 additional Covid-19 cases as well as one fatality on April 20.

With 37 additional recoveries, the total number of recovered cases in the country now stands at 555.

The ministry also confirmed the death was a 56-year-old resident who was suffering from a chronic disease, and was infected with Covid-19.

As many as 6,015 people have been infected with the new strain of the virus since its outbreak late last year.

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