WORLD Saudi Arabia confirms first COVID-19 death

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Saudi Arabia confirms first COVID-19 death

By Qu Xiangyu | People's Daily app

22:37, March 24, 2020

Cairo (People's Daily)- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that a COVID-19 patient died on Monday, becoming the kingdom’s first death as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The total number of reported infections has reached 767, including 205 new cases on Tuesday.

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The foreign patient’s health deteriorated quickly after reporting to a hospital emergency room in Madina, leading to the patient’s death on Monday night, Health Ministry spokesperson Mohammed Abdel Ali said Tuesday.

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