Health Care

Kuwait’s 24-hour coronavirus cases soar to 3,683

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Monday recording 3,683 new infection cases with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours.

With the new contamination cases, Kuwait’s caseload climbed to 437,602.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, the MoH spokesperson, said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the medical authorities recorded 544 new recovery cases, increasing the overall count of the cured to 414,241, noting that the proportion of the healed as compared to the total number of the cases reached 94.6 percent.

Dr. al-Sanad also revealed that there was a single death due to contamination with COVID-19, during the past 24 hours, thus the whole figure of the deaths settled at 2,472.

As to the number of people still receiving medical treatment at intensive care units, he said that there are patients in these wards.

The whole count of the cases with confirmed infection that continue to receive treatment has reached 20,889 and the number of people that are treated at the COVID-19 wards has stood at 147.

Also in the same duration, the medical staff conducted 36,318 PCR tests with the whole number of these examinations soaring to 6.235,969, Dr. Al-Sanad said, also noting that the proportion of the infection cases to the tests reached 10.1 percent.

Kuwait along, with other Gulf countries, has been battling the coronavirus and its strains with protective measures and vaccinations.

The pandemic was first reported in the heart of China in late 2019. It had soon spilled over to most countries of the globe. Later on, it mutated into various strains, latest of which was the dreaded, fast moving Omicron.

Source: Kuwait News Agency