June 18, KUWAIT (KUNA) — Kuwait Health Ministry, on Thursday, reported 541 new coronavirus infections, bringing the tally to 38,074, while deaths totaled 308 after recording two new fatalities over past 24 hours.
During the daily press briefing, the ministry’s spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said the new cases were of people who were in close contact to patients suffering from infection with the virus.
The new cases included 283 Kuwaiti nationals and 258 people of various nationalities.
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541 new Cases ( Total 38,074 )
June 18, 2 New death cases ( Total 308 )
616 New recovery cases ( Total 29,512 )
3,298 New Tests ( Total 346,325)
8,254 Active Cases Total
188 Serious Cases ( ICU )
Cases In contact:
283 Cases Kuwaiti 52.31%
258 Cases Non Kuwaiti 47.69%
Ahmadi 153 Cases
Farwaniya 145 Cases
Jahra 100 Cases
Hawally 79 Cases
Capital 64 Cases
Highest residential areas :
Jaleeb Al Shoukh 35 Cases
Farwaniya 31 Cases
Sulabiya residential 22 Cases
Ardiya 19 Cases
Fardous 18 Cases
Fahaheel 17 Cases
June 18, MoH: 616 coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait
June 18, KUWAIT (KUNA) — Some 616 people recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kuwait in last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 29,512, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.
The ministry added, in a statement to KUNA, that the recoveries number was based on medical tests, which proved that the patients were now virus-free.
Kuwaiti hospital successfully utilizes ECMO technology in children’s COVID-19 treatment
June 18, KUWAIT (KUNA) — Al-Adan Hospital announced, on Thursday, that it had successfully utilized Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in the treatment of children affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Head of Al-Ahmadi medical district Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti affirmed to KUNA that treatment for COVID-19 using ECMO technology was rare.
The staff at Al-Adan hospital managed to succeed in utilizing ECMO under the supervision and support of the Ministry of Health, he added.
In regards to the case, Dr. Al-Shatti indicated that an eight-year-old girl — suffering from acute lung infection — received treatment using ECMO for about two weeks.
The girl survived her ordeal and was shifted back to the ICU dedicated to children, he said, mentioning that there will be discussions on expanding the use of ECMO to include more cases.