20 May 2020 04:33
3 more deaths take total to 121 as recoveries reach 4,681 Kuwait Image Credit: The Kuwait Cityskyline. Cairo: Kuwait Tuesday confirmed 1,073 new cases of the novel coronavirus, continuing an upward curve and taking the country's infection tally to 16,764, according to the official news agency KUNA. All the new cases were in touch with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection,the Health Ministry's spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said. He also announced three new deaths from COVID-19, bringing Kuwait's total such fatalities to 121. The number of patients receiving intense care treatment are 179, according to the official.
Earlier Tuesday, Health Minister Basil Al Sabah said that 342 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing to 4,681 the total of recoveries in the country, KUNA reported. By Joanne Serrieh DUBAI--Kuwait has confirmed 1,073 new coronavirus cases after conducting 4,382 screenings over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 16,674, a health ministry spokesman announced on Tuesday. About 80 perecent of those affected are foreign nationals. Despite its increasing number of infections, the country recorded its highest daily recovery number with 342 new recoveries, raising the total to 4,681. Meanwhile, the spokesman said the newly confirmed cases are all contact-related meaning individuals have come into contact with others who were already infected.
Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-19 20:32:19|Editor: huaxia Video Player Close KUWAIT CITY, May 19 (Xinhua)--Kuwait on Tuesday reported 1,073 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 16,764 and the death toll to 121, the health ministry said in a statement. Currently, 11,962 patients are receiving treatment, including 179 in ICU, according to the statement. The ministry also announced the recovery of 342 more patients, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 4,681. The Kuwaiti government has imposed a full curfew in the country to curb the rapid rise in coronavirus cases. On March 13, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights. The government also closed stores, malls and barbershops in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Enditem