The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that 745 people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, raising the country’s caseload to 46,940.
Health authorities recorded four related deaths during the same period, putting overall count of fatalities due to infection with the pathogen at 358 since its outbreak in the country months ago.
Official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) some of these cases had contacted infected persons and the source of the other infections was being traced.
The new cases comprised 434 Kuwaiti nationals and 311 expatriates, Dr. Al-Sanad pointed out.
Giving a breakdown of the cases’ distribution per areas, Dr. Al-Sanad said 182 of the patients were registered in Al-Farwaniya, 176 in Al-Jahraa, 169 in Al-Ahmadi, 120 in Al-Assima (the capital) and 98 in Hawally.
Currently, there were 139 patients receiving treatment at intensive care units and count of the confirmed cases that remained under medical treatment amounted to 8,867, Dr. Al-Sanad revealed.
He added that 49 patients were discharged from quarantine, during the past 24 hours, however they would isolate themselves at home for 14 days.
The health authorities conducted 4,150 swab tests in the past 24 hours, raising the whole count to 391,037, Dr. Al-Sanad added.
Earlier today, the Health Ministry announced the recovery of 685 COVID-19 patients, bringing the tally to 37,715.
Source: Kuwait News Agency