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Kuwait’s COVID-19 death toll up to 701; seven in one day

KUWAIT: Kuwait yesterday reported seven deaths due to COVID-19 and 663 new infections. The figures took the country’s death toll up to 701 and the caseload to 116,146, health ministry data showed. According to ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, the number of people hospitalized with the virus stands at 7,585; 138 of whom in intensive care units.

Dr Sanad added that 4,959 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 828,165 so far. Meanwhile, some 752 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours to raise the total to 107,860, the ministry said. Urging the public to be mindful of health precautions, Dr Sanad said following social distancing measures is of the most important means to curb the spread of the virus. – KUNA

Source: Kuwait Times

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