Kuwait reports 691 new COVID cases, two deaths

KUWAIT: Kuwait tallied 691 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours to up the total to 136,341, while two fatalities pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 835, the health ministry said yesterday. The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 8,604, with 111 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad.

The official added that some 5,462 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours out of a total of 1,006,712 so far. The ministry had earlier reported that 558 people had recovered from the virus over the same period, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 126,902.

The spokesman went on to urge the public to abide by health precautions, mainly following social distancing rules, as the only way to halt the spread of the virus. – KUNA