Kuwait records 520 new coronavirus cases, 6 fatalities

Kuwaiti volunteers wear protective masks as they fill charity boxes with essential household supplies to distribute to the needy. Image Credit: Reuters
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Kuwait has confirmed 520 further cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s infection tally to 34,952, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported Friday.

Six more deaths from COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total such fatalities in the country to 285.

All the new cases were in contact with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said in a media update.

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There are 172 patients receiving intensive care treatment, according to the official.

The ministry reported that 911 more patients have recovered from the disease over the past 24 hours, bringing to 25,048 the total of such recoveries in the country, KUNA reported.

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