KUWAIT, July 17 (KUNA) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infected 553 people in Kuwait during past 24 hours raising whole count of contaminations with the germ since its local outbreak months ago to 58,221.
Official spokesperson of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Friday that two more patients succumbed to the infection with the bug, raising the death toll due to the contagion to 404.
Among the latest infection cases there was a number of sick persons who had contracted the germ after getting close to infected individuals, Dr. Al-Sanad said, also noting that other cases required tracing and to determine circumstances of the contamination.
In the latest batch of 553 infection cases, there were 319 cases of Kuwaiti citizens and 234 of non-Kuwaitis.
As to the casualties according to the health zones, Dr. Al-Sanad said 174 new cases were recorded in Al-Jahra, 126 in Al-Ahmadi, 119 in Al-Farwaniya, 74 in Hawally and 60 in the capital.
He put number of patients admitted at intensive care wards at 143, with the whole count of all confirmed cases that continue to get medical care standing at 9,436.
Up to 23 patients were discharged from quarantines after recovery during the past 24 hours, he said, noting that they would sequester themselves at home for 14 days.
The medical authorities conducted 3,443 swab tests, during the same period of time, with the whole figure of tests amounting 452,970.
July 17, Kuwait news, 0 Cases related to travel
836 New recovery cases ( Total 48,381 )
553 new Cases ( Total 58,221 )
9,436 Active Cases Total
2 New death cases ( Total 402 )
3,443 New Tests ( Total 452,970)
143 Serious Cases ( ICU )
Cases In contact:
319 Cases Kuwaiti
234 Cases Non Kuwaiti
Al-Jahra, 174 Cases
Ahmadi 126 Cases
Al Farwaniya 119 Cases
Hawally 74 Cases
Capital 60 Cases
July 17, Kuwait news, MoH: 836 recoveries from COVID-19 in Kuwait, tally at 48,381
July 17, KUWAIT NEWS, (KUNA) — Some 836 people recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 48,381, Kuwaiti Ministry of Health said on Friday.
The ministry added, in a statement to KUNA, that the new number was based on clinical tests, which proved that the patients were now virus-free.