The variety of coronavirus instances in Saudi Arabia exceeded 100,000 on Sunday following an increase in new infections over the previous ten days.
The Saudi Ministry of Well being reported 3,045 new instances on Sunday, taking the full to 101,914, with 712 deaths.
The variety of new each day instances exceeded 3,000 for the primary time on Saturday.
The nation of 30 million individuals recorded its first Covid-19 an infection on March 2.
Well being authorities mentioned in April the virus might ultimately infect between 10,000 and 200,000 individuals in Saudi Arabia. The dominion topped 50,000 instances on Could 16.
Saudi Arabia’s numbers are the best within the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which have recorded a mixed 272,625 instances and 1,406 deaths.
The grim milestone comes after Saudi Arabia reimposed a two-week curfew on Friday and suspended work in workplaces within the Crimson Sea metropolis of Jeddah from 3pm to 6am, as a result of unfold of the coronavirus.
State information company SPA mentioned prayers within the metropolis’s mosques had additionally been suspended.
Coronavirus infections within the power producing area had initially been linked to journey. However regardless of taking early measures to fight the virus, Gulf states have seen an expansion amongst low-income migrant employees dwelling in cramped quarters, prompting authorities to ramp up testing.