KUWAIT: Kuwait listed 580 new COVID-19 cases and no virus-related deaths yesterday. The figures took the caseload to 162,862, while deaths remained at 957, the health ministry said. The number of people hospitalized with the virus stood yesterday at 6,166 with 44 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, who revealed that 11,419 swab tests were conducted over the same period out of a total of around 1.5 million.
The ministry had earlier reported that 436 patients had recovered from the virus over the same period, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 155,739. Dr Sanad further urged the public to follow health precautions, mainly social distancing, in order to help limit the spread of the virus.