Kuwait reports 1,410 coronavirus cases, highest rise in over 3 weeks

The total number of confirmed infections in Kuwait is 309,222

  
Nurses await to admit expatriates in a makeshift coronavirus testing centre at the Mishref Fair Grounds in Kuwait city, Kuwait March 12, 2020.

Nurses await to admit expatriates in a makeshift coronavirus testing centre at the Mishref Fair Grounds in Kuwait city, Kuwait March 12, 2020.

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

KUWAIT CITY Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Monday 1,402 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the country’s biggest daily tally since May 5.

According to the health ministry, one more individual succumbed to the deadly virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 309,222 and virus-related fatalities to 1,772.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are currently 13,551 active cases in the country out of which 150 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 10,962 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country to 2.6 million, Al-Sanad said.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,198 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 293,899.

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

 

© Copyright 2021 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

Disclaimer: The content of this article is syndicated or provided to this website from an external third party provider. We are not responsible for, and do not control, such external websites, entities, applications or media publishers. The body of the text is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this article. Read our full disclaimer policy here.

More From Health