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KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced the registration of 1,198 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 227,178, while 9 deaths were recorded, putting the total at 1,279. The Ministry spokesperson, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the number of people receiving treatment in intensive care has reached 250 cases. There are 14,539 cases receiving necessary treatment. Al-Sanad added that the number of swabs that were performed in the past 24 hours reached 7,729, raising the total to 2,022,843 tests. He renewed the call for citizens and residents to continue adopting all preventive measures, to avoid contact with others, and to ensure the implementation of the social distancing, and to visit the official accounts of the Ministry of Health and official authorities. (KUNA)