Saudi Arabia crosses 100,000-mark in terms of coronavirus cases

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 07, 2020, 07:05 PM(IST)

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Saudi Arabia recorded its first case for coronavirus on March 2 and the country's health ministry predicted cases between 10,000 to 200,000 in April.

Saudi Arabia has crossed the 100,000-mark in coronavirus cases after witnessing a spike in recent weeks. 

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The middle eastern country reported 3,045 new cases on Sunday taking the tally to 101,914 which included 712 deaths. The number exceeded 3,000 for the first time on Saturday. 

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Saudi Arabia recorded its first case for coronavirus on March 2 and the country's health ministry predicted cases between 10,000 to 200,000 in April. On May 16, a country of 30 million people recorded 50,000 cases of coronavirus. 

Among the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that has 272,625 cases and 1406 deaths, Saudi's numbers are the highest. 

Coronavirus infections in the energy-producing region had initially been linked to travel. But despite taking early measures to combat the virus, Gulf states have seen a spread among low-income migrant workers living in cramped quarters, prompting authorities to ramp up testing.

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