Health Care

Kuwait logs 1,446 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths

– Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has announced recording 1,446 new coronavirus infections and eight related deaths in the past 24 hours.

The new figures take the total cases in the country up to 269,681 and deaths to 1,535 respectively, noted the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad in a press statement on Tuesday.

He pointed out that some 1,377 more people had been cured of the virus over the past day, raising the total of those who have overcome the disease to 252,888.

He added that the number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 15,258, with 216 of them in intensive care units.

Al-Sanad revealed that some 9,099 swab tests were conducted over the last day, bringing the total to 2,297,745.

He renewed calls for nationals and expatriates alike to abide by health precautions to curb the spread of the virus.

Source: Kuwait News Agency