KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: : Kuwait recorded 268 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 143,260, while 1 death pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 882, the health ministry said.
The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 4,244, with 79 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 4,827 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,107,581 so far.
The ministry had earlier reported that some 509 people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 138,134.
The spokesman went on to urge citizens 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)