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Saudi Arabia confirms first COVID-19 death

  • Saudi Arabia on 24 March confirmed the first death as a result of the COVID-19 after a patient died on 23 March. 
  • Quoting the health Ministry spokesperson Mohammed Abdelali, Al Arabiya Channel stated that the foreign patient’s health deteriorated quickly after reporting to a hospital emergency room in Medina and died.
  • The Saudi Health Ministry said that 205 new cases of novel coronavirus were detected in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 767 in the Kingdom.