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COVID-19: Saudi Arabia reports 2,532 new cases, 12 deaths

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia reports 2,532 new cases, 12 deaths

Saudi Arabia reported 2,532 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 65,077, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (May 21).

Meanwhile, the ministry reported 2,562 recoveries today, with total recoveries in the kingdom at 36,040. There are 281 cases in intensive care.

The ministry also confirmed 12 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 351.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to use electronic wristbands to monitor people quarantined inside their homes as it seeks to facilitate home quarantine instead of medical isolation in quarantine facilities.

It also plans to issue electronic warning about coronavirus through Tawakkalna application to provide instant and direct information about the number of virus infections in the Kingdom and other related information.

The app, through its official page on Twitter, said that it will issue soon one-hour permit for a walk in the neighborhood on a daily basis through the application to encourage walking, as well as self-disclosure for people who show signs of coronavirus infection.