Coronavirus: Kuwait Confirms 17 New Cases

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Kuwait has confirmed 17 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 225, said the Health Ministry on Friday.

In a statement to KUNA, the ministry’s spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that four cases of Kuwaiti nationals related to travel to US, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, and one for a resident related to travel to Jordan.

Nine cases were in contact with confirmed infected people, seven nationals and two residents, noting that there are three other cases under investigation.

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The Spokesman revealed that out of the 225 cases, 57 of them have recovered and 168 are still receiving treatment. He indicated that there are 11 cases still in the ICU.

Some 891 individuals had finished the quarantine period, he affirmed. The Ministry of Health urged the citizens and residents to abide by all the decisions and recommendations issued by the authorities.

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