Kuwait announces 560 new COVID-19 cases, 252 recoveries

The total number of confirmed infections in Kuwait is 156,434

  
Repatriated Kuwaitis from Amman, wearing protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), prepare their luggage while arriving at Kuwait Airport, Kuwait April 21, 2020.

Repatriated Kuwaitis from Amman, wearing protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), prepare their luggage while arriving at Kuwait Airport, Kuwait April 21, 2020.

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KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait recorded on Thursday 560 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 156,434, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry announced one more virus-related death over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities in the country to 946.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are currently 5,427 active cases in the country out of which 49 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 10,360 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country so far to 1,369,781, Dr. Al-Sanad said.

Earlier in the day, the ministry announced that a total of 252 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 150,061.

The spokesman urged citizens and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus. — SG

 

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