KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: Kuwait listed 435 new coronavirus infections and no virus- related deaths on Saturday taking the total to 157,399 and 947 respectively, the health ministry said. The number of people hospitalised with the virus currently stands at 5,774, with 48 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, who revealed that some 8,651 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,389,294.
The ministry had earlier reported that some 349 more people had been cured of the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 150,678. He went on to urge nationals and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus. (KUNA)