By Staff writer
Ministry of Health revealed total number of infections has increased to 44,391
Kuwait has reported 688 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the country since the onset of the pandemic to 44,391.
The Ministry of Health also revealed that a further three people had died from Covid-19, with the death toll rising to 344.
The latest cases include 444 Kuwaiti citizens and 244 non-Kuwaiti residents. Spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said the infections were recorded in Al-Ahmadi (194), Al-Jahraa (173), Farwania (149), 91 in Hawally and 81 in Al-Assima (the capital).
There are currently 9,461 active cases in Kuwait and 155 patients receiving treatment in intensive care.
Dr. Al-Sanad said that more than 3,240 swab tests for the virus were conducted over past 24 hours, with the total reaching 375,524 since breakout of the contagion in the country
Earlier on Saturday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced that 617 people had recovered from the infection, with the overall count of the recuperated amounting to 34,586.