Kuwait confirms 164 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

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Kuwait records 164 new coronavirus cases and one new virus-related death, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,915 and the total fatalities to seven.

The new death is of a 60-year-old Indian resident, the ministry said.

Out of the 164 new cases, 158 are of people who had direct contact with previously infected individuals.

The deadly virus, also known as corona and COVID-19, spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

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Five cases have been transferred to the intensive care unit so far, the ministry said.

Kuwait has imposed several strict precautionary measures including a curfew from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. as well as suspending schools and universities to August. All international flights to and from the country have been halted.

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