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Kuwait COVID-19 cases exceed 60,000

KUWAIT: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kuwait rose to 60,434 after the country registered 671 new infections in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced today. The death toll increased to 412 after Kuwait registered four coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

The new infected cases included 395 Kuwaitis (58.87 percent) and 276 non-Kuwaitis (41.13 percent), the Health Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said. Infections according to health zones were as follows: 200 in Al-Jahra, 158 in Al-Ahmadi, 123 in Al-Farwaniya, 116 in Hawally and 74 in Al-Assima (the capital).

There are 9,103 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Kuwait in total, including 127 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units, Dr Sanad pointed out. Five people were discharged from quarantine during the past 24 hours, Dr Sanad said, noting that they were advised to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days.

Medical teams carried out 4,157 COVID-19 tests over the last 24 hours, bringing the total count of tests to 466,861 since the outbreak of the virus in the country, he added. Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said 580 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours to raise total recoveries to 50,919. – KUNA

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