Health Care

Kuwait sees 485 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Kuwait on Thursday tallied 485 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 138,822, while a pair of fatalities pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 859, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 7,537, with 94 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 6,758 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,035,985 so far.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 587 more people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 130,426.

The spokesman went on to urge citizens and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus

Source: Kuwait News Agency