Kuwait has recorded 604 further cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s infection tally to 38,678, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported Friday.
The Health Ministry also announced five more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total such fatalities in Kuwait to 313.
All the new cases were in contact with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the ministry’s spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said in a media update.There are 193 patients receiving intensive care treatment, according to the official.
He added that 54 more people have completed mandatory institutional quarantine and will have to spend 14 additional days in home isolation.
Kuwait so far has done a total of 349,412 virus tests including 3,087 over the past 24 hours, according to Dr Al Sanad.