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Kuwait records highest number of COVID-19 cases since outbreak of pandemic

July 05, 2021
 Kuwait's health ministry on Monday recorded 1,977 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic surpassing the figure of 1,962 reported on June 22 this year. — KUNA file photo
Kuwait's health ministry on Monday recorded 1,977 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic surpassing the figure of 1,962 reported on June 22 this year. — KUNA file photo

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's health ministry on Monday recorded 1,977 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic surpassing the figure of 1,962 reported on June 22 this year.

In a statement carried by the Kuwait News Agency, the country's health ministry said that 12 more people succumbed to the deadly virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 365,649 and virus-related fatalities to 2,029.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,841 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries in the country to 354,106.

According to the ministry’s statement, there are currently 19,500 active cases in the country out of which 303 are receiving treatment in intensive care units.

A total of 15,209 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 examinations in the country to over 3 million, the statement added.

In the statement, the ministry 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


July 05, 2021
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