KUWAIT: Kuwait said yesterday that 962 people tested positive for coronavirus and five patients died within the previous 24 hours, taking the total cases up to 190,852 as deaths rose to 1,083. The number of people hospitalized with the virus stood yesterday at 10,560, with 156 of them in intensive care units, Health Ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said, revealing that some 6,423 swab tests were conducted over the same period, bringing the total up to 1,784,449.

The ministry had reported earlier that 1,012 patients have recovered during the same period, raising total recoveries to 179,209. Dr Sanad went on to urge the public to abide by health precautions, mainly social distancing rules, in order to help limit the spread of the virus. Kuwait had listed 844 new cases from 5,704 swab tests, six deaths and 1,064 recoveries on Saturday. The number of patients in hospital had stood at 10,615 as of Saturday, including 158 in intensive care units. – KUNA