GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 661 cases, 2 deaths; Saudi registers 23 fatalities

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 264 and 503 respectively

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United Arab Emirates
The Ministry of Health and Prevention has reported 661 new Covid-19 cases as a result of 37,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus.

The total number of cases has risen to 34,557. The new cases identified are currently undergoing treatment.

The ministry also confirmed the death of two Covid-19 patients who died due to complications. The death toll across the country tallies 264.

The total number of recovered cases has reached 17,932 with 386 cases recovered today after receiving treatment, the ministry added.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health reported 1,877 additional Covid-19 cases across the country, raising the reported infections to 85,261.

The city of Jeddah reported 586 cases, followed by Riyadh (504), and Makkah (159).

The ministry also confirmed that 23 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus. The death toll now stands at 503.

 

Oman
The Ministry of Health in Oman has confirmed two additional deaths, that of a 44-year-old citizen and a 72-year-old resident, spiking the death toll to 44.

The ministry has also reported additional 1,014 Covid-19 cases, 371 of whom were Omanis.

The number of infections in the country now total 11,437.

Kuwait
The Ministry of Health has reported 851 additional Covid-19 cases and seven related fatalities on May 31.

The death toll has risen to 212 while the number of infections total 27,043.

There are currently 200 patients receiving necessary medical care in intensive care wards, the ministry added.

Bahrain
As of May 31, 11am, Bahrain had a total of 4,949 active Covid-19 cases, of whom 12 were in a critical state. So far, 18 people have succumbed to the virus.

Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health has reported 1,648 positive Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours.

The country currently has a total of 26,582 active cases while 38 individuals have succumbed to the virus.