January 7th, Saudi Ministry of Health revealed that 10 people in Saudi Arabia have been infected with mutant COVID-19, which is also the first time that Saudi Arabia has officially announced the infection of mutant COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Ministry of Health spokesman Mohammed said at a press conference on the same day that all 10 patients infected with mutant COVID-19 are now recovering, and the health department has also tested close contacts of these patients for nucleic acid.
At present, no widespread spread of mutant COVID-19 has been found.
At the same time, he reiterated his appeal to the public to be effective. Comply with epidemic prevention and control regulations such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Rabiya said at a press conference on the same day that Saudi Arabia has now completed the vaccination of 170,000 people.
After vaccination, people will obtain vaccination certificates on relevant applications for international travel and other situations, and the number of people who have made appointments for vaccination has exceeded 1 million.
After the peak of summer, the COVID-19 epidemic in Saudi Arabia has gradually been controlled, and the number of new cases per day has stabilized at about 100 since entering 2021.
As of the evening of the 7th local time, there have been 363,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, and 2,170 existing cases, of which 328 patients are seriously ill.