KUWAIT: Kuwait reported a record 5,742 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, in addition to one death and 4,856 recoveries. Meanwhile, the number of patients in ICUs increased from 65 on Monday to 68 yesterday. The number of patients hospitalized also increased from 397 to 398, while total active cases rose from 45,344 to 46,229.
The percentage of daily new cases to new tests increased from 18 percent to 19.7 percent, while the percentage of recovery remained almost unchanged at 90.4 percent, according to the health ministry’s bulletin. Total cases rose to 508,372, recoveries to 459,655 and deaths to 2,488 after yesterday’s numbers, health ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said. Some 29,164 swab tests were conducted over the same period, taking total tests to 6,718,482, the spokesman added. – KUNA