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Tuesday , October 19 2021

247 new infection; 3 deaths from coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5 : Kuwait recorded 247 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 144,164, while 3 deaths pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 889, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 3,665, with 83 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 6,948 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,137,692 so far.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 462 people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 139,610.

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)

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