Kuwait records 473 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

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Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said Monday 473 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours while one person died of the disease. Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, in a statement to KUNA, said total deaths reached 531 and registered infections topped 85,109.

He said distribution of cases according to areas was as followed: 124 in Ahmadi, 111 in Farwaniya, 73 in Hawally, 90 in Jahra and 75 in the Capital. Al-Sanad said 91 people were in the intensive care units and overall of patients receiving treatment were 7,354.

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He said health care workers conducted 3,490 swab tests in the past 24 hours, raising total tests since the outbreak to 617,619. Al-Sanad called on the public anew to remain vigilant and to abide by physical distancing and health regulations. The MoH announced earlier in the day recovery of 574 people from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to reach a total of 77,224.

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