Saudi Arabia registers 4,267 new COVID-19 cases, 136,315 in total

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RIYADH, June 16 (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday registered 4,267 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally of infections in the kingdom to 136,315.

The death toll increased to 1,052 after 41 new fatalities were added, Saudi Health Ministry tweeted.

The kingdom registered 1,650 new recovered cases, bringing the total recoveries to 89,540.

There are 45,723 active cases in the country, including 1,910 in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund announced on Tuesday that 436 industrial establishments have benefited from the initiatives worth more than 3.7 billion Saudi riyals (986 million U.S. dollars) to limit the financial and economic impacts of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia and China have supported each other in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

In mid-February, the kingdom offered generous support to China to help fight the deadly virus at the early stage of its outbreak.

On March 11, Saudi Arabia delivered to the Chinese city of Wuhan a shipment of medical aid. As the virus raged in Saudi Arabia, a team of eight Chinese medical experts visited the kingdom on April 15 to assist its anti-coronavirus fight.

On April 26, the two sides signed a deal worth 265 million dollars for expanding Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus testing capacity. Enditem

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