KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health said Wednesday that there were 751 new coronavirus infection cases during the past 24 hours, increasing the toll of contaminations to 61,185. Five deaths were also recorded during the same period, putting the mortality toll at 417. The ministry announced earlier that 601 people recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising total recoveries to 51,520.
Ministry’s spokesperson Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said that the 751 cases included 429 Kuwaitis (57.12 percent) and 322 non-Kuwaitis (42.88 percent). Dr Sanad said infections according to health zones were as follows: 253 in Al-Ahmadi, 177 in Al-Jahraa, 155 in Al-Farwaniya, 97 in Hawally and 69 in Al-Assima (the capital). There are currently 127 critical cases undergoing treatment in intensive care units, with the caseload of cases that still get medical treatment amounting to 9,248.
Three people were discharged from quarantine during the past 24 hours, Dr Sanad said, noting that they were advised to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days. Medical authorities conducted 4,139 swab tests during the past 24 hours, with the whole number of such examinations amounting to 471,000.– KUNA