Kuwait sees 209 new COVID-19 cases, two fatalities

KUWAIT: Kuwait said yesterday it logged 209 new coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours, raising total cases to 142,635, while two fatalities recorded over the same period upped its death toll to 880. The health ministry had earlier announced the recovery of 658 COVID-19 patients during the same period, raising total recoveries to 137,071.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus stood yesterday at 4,684, with 84 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad. He revealed that 4,078 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours taking the total to 1,095,574. He went on to urge the public to abide by health precautions, mainly social distancing, which he said is the best way to halt the spread of the virus. – KUNA