11 deaths and 1,497 new infections COVID-19 reported in Kuwait

Moreover, 17,090 patients in total are receiving healthcare, including 209 at intensive care units

  
Men, some wearing protective face masks, following the coronavirus outbreak, stand in line at supermarket checkouts in Salmiya, after Kuwait's government announced mandatory work leave for all people in Kuwait, March 11, 2020.

Men, some wearing protective face masks, following the coronavirus outbreak, stand in line at supermarket checkouts in Salmiya, after Kuwait's government announced mandatory work leave for all people in Kuwait, March 11, 2020.

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KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 11 new COVID-19 deaths and 1,497 infections over the past 24 hours.

The ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that the total fatalities increased to 1,862 and the caseload to 337,371 since the pandemic started.

He added that the total recoveries have reached 318,419 after 1,388 patients recovered today, making the recovery rate 94.38 percent out of conducted tests.

Moreover, 17,090 patients in total are receiving healthcare, including 209 at intensive care units, he said.

Meanwhile, over the past 24 hours 10,365 tests were conducted, with infection rate 14.44 percent, making the total conducted tests 2,825,482, he added.

Dr. Al-Sanad renewed his call on the public to maintain social distancing, and to abide with all health regulations that would help in stopping the virus spread.

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