Kuwait records 729 COVID-19 cases, 649 recoveries, 6 deaths

The total number of confirmed infections in Kuwait is 114,744

  
Image used for illustrative purpose only. A security employee checks temperatures of the labourers before entering a construction worksite, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmadi, Kuwait March 28, 2020.

Image used for illustrative purpose only. A security employee checks temperatures of the labourers before entering a construction worksite, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmadi, Kuwait March 28, 2020.

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KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait on Friday recorded 729 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 114,744, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health carried by state news agency KUNA.

The ministry also announced six more deaths from complications caused by COVID-19, raising the total number of fatalities resulting from the disease to 690.

According to the ministry’s spokesman, there are currently 7,559 active cases in the country out of which 139 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 8,014 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country so far to 817,505, the spokesman said.

Earlier in the day, the health ministry said that 649 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 106,495. — SG

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