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Kuwait sees 691 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

– Kuwait on Saturday tallied 691 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 136,341, while two fatalities pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 835, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 8,604, with 111 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 5,462 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,006,712 so far.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 558 people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 126,902.

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