KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Kuwait Ministry of Health confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 698 with total people infected 109,441, three people succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 642 in the past 24 hours.
The figures include people, who have come into contact with infected individuals, and others whose source of infection is currently being investigated, read a ministry statement.
In terms of health zones, 180 were reported in Al-Ahmadi, 161 cases in Hawalli, 130 in Farwaniyah, 114 in the Capital and 113 in Jahra, added the official.
There are 129 people currently receiving intensive care for the virus out of a total 7,485 patients being hospitalised.
4,120 swab tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, out of a total of 772,811 so far, added the spokesman.
Earlier, the ministry said 538 people have recovered from the virus, upping the total number of those to have overcome the disease to 101,314