KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced yesterday that 11 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s tally of confirmed virus cases up to 266, the ministry’s spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a daily news briefing. Earlier yesterday, Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah announced the recovery of five additional people from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s total recoveries to 72.
The fresh recoveries include three Kuwaiti women and two female residents, the minister said, adding that necessary lab tests and analyses had shown the recovery of the five new infections with COVID-19. The already-treated patients will be admitted to a rehabilitation ward before discharging them from hospital within a couple of days’ time, the minister added.
In addition, 194 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 13 others are in intensive care units; including three in a critical condition. The spokesman; once again, urged citizens and residents alike to follow the guidelines and instructions of Kuwaiti health authorities and World Health Organization, primarily maintaining social distancing and home quarantine in order to curb the spread of the virus. – KUNA