Kuwait confirms 499 cases; 683 recoveries

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Kuwait’s Ministry of Health announced that 499 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 136,840. 

The ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), said that 3 infected patients had passed away, raising the death toll to 838.   

The number of people hospitalized with the virus reached 8,417 – 109 33 of whom are in intensive care units, said the spokesman, adding that 4,854 swab tests were conducted in the past day, raising the total to 1,011,566. 

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The Health Ministry revealed earlier 683 patients have recovered in the last 24-hours, to raise the total 127,585patients recovered to-date from the virus.


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