Kuwait continues to witness surge in coronavirus cases with 539 infections

The total number of confirmed infections in Kuwait is 155,874

  
Kuwaitis stand in a crowed hall waiting to vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jahra City, Kuwait December 5, 2020.

Kuwaitis stand in a crowed hall waiting to vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jahra City, Kuwait December 5, 2020.

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KUWAIT CITY Kuwait recorded on Wednesday 539 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 155,874, 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 947.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are currently 5,118 active cases in the country out of which 48 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 11,567 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country so far to 1,359,421, Dr. Al-Sanad said.

Earlier in the day, the ministry announced that a total of 234 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 149,809.

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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