Saudi Arabia recorded 41 new deaths and 3,123 new cases from the novel coronavirus, according to figures released by the health ministry on Wednesday.
The new virus-related deaths increase the total to 1,387 in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia has recorded 2,912 more patients that have recovered from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 112,797.
However, the total of coronavirus-related deaths has increased to 1,387 in the Kingdom.
The health ministry also confirmed that five families contracted the virus by meeting family members.
It is reported that the members of five families have contracted the virus due to shaking hands at a funeral.
It mentioned the case as part of warning people in the Kingdom to continue to respect social distancing rules.
Saudi Arabia has eased its coronavirus lockdown restrictions this week as it seeks to return cautiously to normal life amid the ongoing pandemic.
Saudi Arabia has also restricted this year’s Hajj to local Saudi residents only and all international travellers have had to cancel their travel plans.
The country is also wary of the influx of local Emirates residents who normally travel the region relatively freely.