Kuwait reports 1,041 new coronavirus cases

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Kuwaiti Ministry of Health today announced 1,041 additional infections with the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), taking the total count up to 18,609.

The ministry also reported five more deaths due to the virus, bringing the country’s death toll to 129 so far, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The new cases include 211 Kuwaiti citizens, 325 residents from India, 177 from Egypt, 139 from Bangladesh, while the remaining cases are of other nationalities, the ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in his daily briefing.

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In addition, 181 patients are still receiving medication in intensive care units, while 454 others completed their compulsory institutional quarantine period in the last 24 hours, Al-Sanad noted.

Medical teams conducted 4,757 swab tests in the last 24 hours, taking the total number up to 261,071, he added.

Earlier in the day, the Kuwaiti Health Ministry confirmed the recovery of 320 additional novel coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,205 so far.

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