Kuwait lists 1,617 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths

– Kuwait’s daily coronavirus cases jumped by 1,617 to 372,549 as deaths rose by 18 to 2,089, according to the health ministry on Friday.

Another 1,737 people were cured of the virus, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 352,208, ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdallah Al-Sanad said in a statement.

The number of people hospitalised with the virus currently stands at 18,252, with 321 of them in intensive care units, he added, revealing that some 15,878 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 3,109,840.

He went on to urge nationals 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