KUWAIT CITY, June 7: At least 1,479 people have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, raising the caseload to 318,676, Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said Monday. Up to 1,256 people were cured of the virus pandemic in the same period, increasing overall recoveries to 302,393, he told KUNA. The death toll from the disease rose to 1,798 after registering 3 death in the corresponding period, Al-Sanad noted. He stated that 14,485 patients are being hospitalized, in addition to 153 cases at intensive care units.
Total medical swabs have climbed to 2.682 million after conducting 11,911 in the same period, he stated. The ratio between recoveries and swabs is 12.42 percent today. Al-Sanad renewed call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings. He also appealed to the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry and the state’s bodies to be briefed on guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus.