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KUWAIT CITY, April 10: Kuwait reported 1,379 infection cases with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, raising the total number of cases to 245,704 and 10 deaths, swelling the overall count of fatalities to 1,403. In a statement to KUNA, Ministry of Health’s official spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said 1,219 people recovered from the virus, during the last hours, putting the overall number of recoveries at 229,846, adding that the percentage of recoveries out of infections is 93.55 percent.
Number patients in ICUs is 226, with the total number of patients still receiving medical care standing at 14,455.
Meanwhile, number of freshly taken swabs is 9,169, with the whole count of such examinations standing at 2,151,495, Dr. Al-Sanad said. He added that infection percentage out of swabs taken in the past 24 hours was 15.04.
Meanwhile Kuwait will be adding seven more centers as designated sites to receive a COVID-19 shot as of Sunday, the health ministry said, amid efforts to accelerate mass vaccinations against a local outbreak that has killed more than a thousand people.
The new sites now bring the total number of such facilities nationwide to 22, said ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that preparations are in place to send “mobile teams” across the country’s health zones in an effort to roll out the vaccines to the wider population.
The primary recipients of the shots will be workers at commercial establishments, including supermarkets and shops, the spokesman said, expecting the national vaccination program to gain steam through this inatiative.
He went on to commend healthcare workers for their efforts and sacrifices to tame the COVID-19 pandemic