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Single-day COVID-19 cases in Kuwait cross 1,500 again as deaths rise to 12

March 26, 2021
Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 1,548 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths caused by complications caused by the infection over the past 24 hours. — Courtesy file photo
Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 1,548 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths caused by complications caused by the infection over the past 24 hours. — Courtesy file photo



KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 1,548 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths caused by complications caused by the infection over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 225,980 and virus-related fatalities to 1,270.

Kuwait has been under a partial curfew and there is a ban on entry of non-Kuwaitis into the country as part of the country's efforts to stem the resurgence of the deadly virus.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, there are currently 14,686 active cases in the country out of which 242 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 9,656 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country to 2,015,114, Al-Sanad said.

Earlier in the day, the ministry announced that a total of 1,253 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 210,024.

The spokesman urged citizens and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus. — SG


March 26, 2021
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