KUWAIT: The ministry of health Thursday announced the infection of 845 more people with the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 24,112. Ten more patients died from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 185, the ministry’s Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad in his daily briefing on the virus situation in the country.

The latest cases include 212 Kuwaitis, 208 Indians, 161 Bangladeshis and 91 Egyptians among other nationalities, he elaborated. Some 15,229 patients are still receiving medical treatment, of whom 197 infected people are in intensive care units, Sanad added. Farwaniya governorate recorded 255 cases, Ahmadi 222, Jahra 189, Hawally 96 cases and Capital governorate 83 cases.

In addition, medical teams conducted a total of 3,396 COVID-19 swab tests, raising the overall number of tests so far to 282,341, he noted. Earlier, Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah confirmed the recovery of 752 additional novel coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,698 so far.