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Kuwait records 505 new cases, 7 deaths

June 21, 2020
Kuwait has done 2,742 swabs till Sunday, bringing to 354,378 the country's total virus tests so far, according to the healthy ministry spokesman. — Courtesy photo
Kuwait has done 2,742 swabs till Sunday, bringing to 354,378 the country's total virus tests so far, according to the healthy ministry spokesman. — Courtesy photo

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait has recorded further 505 cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the country's infection tally to 39,650, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported Sunday.

The health ministry also announced seven more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total such fatalities in Kuwait to 336.

All the new cases were in touch with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a media update.There are 186 patients receiving intensive care treatment, according to the official.

He added that 36 more people have completed mandatory institutional quarantine and will have to spend 14 additional days in home isolation.

Kuwait has done 2,742 swabs over the past 24 hours, bringing to 354,378 the country's total virus tests so far, according to Dr. Al-Sanad.

The health ministry earlier Sunday said that 514 more patients have recovered from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries from the ailment in Kuwait to 31,240. — Agencies


June 21, 2020
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