Kuwait sees rise in cases despite partial curfew

During the Cabinet of Ministers weekly meeting on Monday, the Kuwaiti government announced the country was witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite the 12-hour partial curfew enforced over a week ago.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Basel Al Sabah, stated during the meeting that the number of hospitalisation and intensive care unit (ICU) patients have also surged.

On Monday, Kuwait recorded 1,322 COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths. The percentage of cases to tests conducted surged to 18.09 percent as 7,365 swabs were performed.

In addition, the Ministry of Health reported that there are 219 patients in the ICU, the highest occupancy rate since the start of the pandemic.

In an attempt to curb the spread, the Minister called on all citizens and residents to adhere to health measures put in place, including a ban on gatherings and wearing a mask in public. The Minister also urged all citizens and residents who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to register via the Ministry of Health’s website.


Gulf News

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