Saudi Arabia Reports First Coronavirus Death, an Afghan Resident

Saudi Arabia has recorded its first death from the coronavirus in a 51-year-old Afghani resident, Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Abdelali told a televised news conference on Tuesday.

The man’s health deteriorated quickly after reporting to a hospital emergency room in the city of Medina and he died on Monday night, Abdelali said.

Saudi Arabia has confirmed 562 cases of coronavirus.

24 / March 2020