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Kuwait reports 836 virus cases; 649 recoveries


Kuwait City: The health authorities in Kuwait on Sunday confirmed a total of 836 coronavirus (Covid-19) infections over the past 24 hours, taking the overall number to 54,894 cases.

In a statement reported by the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said that four people who tested positive for the virus had passed away, taking the death toll 390.

He said that 151 infected patients are receiving treatment in intensive care units, while 29 others have completed their institutional quarantine period over the past 24 hours.

“Medical teams carried out 3,835 additional Covid-19 swab tests, bringing the total number of tests to 433,336 so far,” said Dr Al Sanad added.

The ministry earlier said that 649 infected people had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, raising total recoveries to 44,610.