Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 3,927 new Covid-19 cases

The country also announced 1,657 new recoveries and 37 deaths as a result of the illness. The announcement regrading the same was made on the the Saudi Ministry of Health official Twitter account.

The total number of cases in the country has hit 178,504, the recoveries stand at 122,128 and the total number of deaths has reached 1,511.

Saudi Arabia is also to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the Haj to around 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, after barring Muslims abroad from the rite for the first year in modern times.

Some 2.5 million pilgrims typically visit the holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina for the week-long haj, a once-in-a-lifetime duty for every able-bodied Muslim.

Haj is due to start by the end of July.