Health Care

Kuwait reports 933 new Covid-19 infections, five deaths

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday five people succumbed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 933 others have been infected with the disease over the past 24 hours.

The new figures raised death toll to 2,298 and total infections to 394,538 people, the Ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA.

As many as 1,378 people cured from the pandemic in the same period, taking the total to 378,810, he added, noting that the ratio of infection to recovery hit 96 percent.

Up to 301 patients are being treated at ICUs while about 14,500 others at hospitals’ wards, he said.

The overall medical swabs rose by 12,442 to 3,352,915, he stated.

The percentage of infected cases in Ahmadi hit 35 percent, in Hawalli 25, Farwaniya 18, Jahra 12 and the Capital 10, he pointed out.

Al-Sanad renewed his call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings.

He further urged the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry, and the bodies’ guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus.

Source: Kuwait News Agency