Today, Sunday, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced that it will soon announce the details of providing a third dose for those over 60 years old; According to the agency “SPA”.
The spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abd Al-Aali, said during a press conference that the number of doses given in the Kingdom exceeded 41 million doses, and that more than 18 million people in the Kingdom have become immunized with two doses.
The Saudi Al-Baha region topped the percentage of those vaccinated with two doses of the Corona vaccine (Covid-19) at 67 percent, followed by the Riyadh region with 66.1 percent, then the Eastern Province with 65.5 percent, then the Makkah Al-Mukarramah region with 58.4 percent, then the region of Asir accounted for 56.1%.
Qassim region came sixth with 55.5 percent, followed by Tabuk region with 53.7 percent, then Jazan region with 53.7 percent, then Hail region with 51 percent, then Madinah region with 50.7 percent.
The northern border region ranked eleventh with 50.5 percent, and finally the Jawf and Najran regions with 48.9 percent each.
And the Saudi Ministry of Health recorded 44 new infections with the Corona virus, bringing the total cases registered in the Kingdom to 546,926 cases, including 244 critical cases.
The Ministry of Health also recorded 58 new recovery cases, bringing the total number of recovery cases to 535 thousand and 950 cases, while 5 new deaths were recorded, raising the total to 8,699 cases.
The Ministry of Health said that the approved vaccines in the Kingdom are effective and safe, stressing the importance of obtaining two doses of the Corona vaccine to prevent – God willing – from the complications of the rapidly spreading virus mutants.
She advised everyone to communicate with the (937) Center for consultations and inquiries around the clock, to obtain health information and services, and to know the developments of the Corona virus.
In addition, the statistics of violations of the precautionary and preventive measures against the Corona virus (Covid-19) during the week amounted to 19,870 violations, according to the Saudi Ministry of Interior.
The Riyadh region recorded the highest number with 8,682 violations, followed by the Eastern region with (2007), the Makkah region with (1931), the Madinah region with (1852), the Qassim region with (1540), the Al-Jawf region with (1130), and then the Hail region with (1021), the Jazan region with (391), the northern border region with (361), the Baha region with (355), the Tabuk region with (292), the Asir region with (224), and the Najran region with (84).
The Ministry of Interior stressed the need for citizens and residents to continue to adhere to preventive measures, and to adhere to the instructions issued by the relevant authorities in this regard.