The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced the infection of 845 more people with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 24,112.
Ten more patients also died from the virus, known as Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll up to 185, the ministry’s Spokesman Abdullah Al-Sanad in his daily briefing on the virus situation in the country, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
The latest cases include 212 Kuwaiti citizens, 208 residents from India, 161 from Bangladesh and 91 from Egypt, among other nationalities, he elaborated. Some 15,229 patients are still receiving medical treatment, of whom 197 infected people are in intensive care units, the spokesman added.
In addition, medical teams conducted a total of 3,396 Covid-19 swab tests, raising the overall number of tests so far to 282,341, he noted.
Earlier, Health Minister Shaikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah confirmed the recovery of 752 additional novel coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,698 so far.