Kuwait logs 5 COVID-19 deaths, 1,391 more infections, 1,279 recoveries

At least 1,391 people have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the caseload to 321,648, Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said Wednesday.

People who recovered from the virus in the same period hit 1,279, taking the total to 304,916, he told KUNA.

The death toll from the virus climbed to 1,806 after registering five mortalities in the corresponding period, Al-Sanad stated.

He noted that 14,926 patients are hospitalized, in addition to 158 cases at intensive care units.

Total medical swabs has climbed to 2.7 million after conducting 10,396 in 24 hours, he stated, indicating that the ratio between recoveries and swabs is 13.38 percent today.

Al-Sanad renewed call for both citizens and residents to adhere to health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings.

He also appealed to the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry and the state’s bodies to be briefed on guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus.

Source: Kuwait News Agency