KUWAIT: Kuwait listed 261 new coronavirus infections yesterday, which raised the total number of cases to 146,971, while no deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours as the death toll remained unchanged at 913, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus stood yesterday at 3,149, with 54 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, who revealed that 6,633 swab tests were conducted over the same period, bringing the total up to 1,196,920.

The ministry had earlier reported that 310 patients had recovered from the virus within a 24-hour span, raising total recoveries to 142,909. Dr Sanad urged the public to abide by health precautions, mainly following social distancing rules, which he said is instrumental to halting the spread of the virus. – KUNA