Official spokesperson of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said in a statement to KUNA nine new deaths due to the contagion were also recorded, with the whole count of fatalities from the communicable disease stood at 194.
All these patients had contracted the germ from infected persons and others suspected of being contaminated with the pathogen.
The 1,072 infection cases includes 234 citizens, 292 Indians, 147 Bangladeshis, 142 Egyptians and the rest of diverse nationalities.
Currently, there are 191 patients receiving medical care at intensive care wards, Dr. Al-Sanad said, adding that 65 persons were discharged from quarantine in past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the health authorities conducted 4,011 swab tests, in past 24 hours, raising whole count of such tests to 286,352, Dr. Al-Sanad said.
Source: Kuwait News Agency