1 million apply for vaccine through Health Ministry’s Sehhaty app

SourceEye of Riyadh
SectorHealthcare
CountrySaudi Arabia

About 1 million registered users have applied to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Ministry of Health’s Sehhaty app with more than 100,000 residents inoculated to date across the three vaccine centers in the Riyadh region, Makkah region and the Eastern Province. The ministry is working to increase the number of centers opening across the 13 regions. Currently, there are 2,206 active cases, 351 of whom are in critical care. Of Wednesday’s numbers, 43 cases were reported in the Riyadh region, 38 in Makkah and 14 in the Eastern Province. Eight of the Kingdom’s regions reported numbers in the single digits with Al-Jouf and Baha reporting zero cases. A total of 144 new recoveries were also reported, raising the total number of those recovered to 354,899. The Kingdom’s recovery rate is holding steady at 97.6 percent.The city of Riyadh had the highest cases of recoveries — 33, followed by Jeddah with 16 recoveries. The rest of the Kingdom’s major towns and cities reported single digit recoveries. Seven people died due to complications from the COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of deaths to 6,272. In total, more than 11.2 million polymerase chain reaction tests have been conducted by Saudi health officials, 39,795 of those in the ...read more...