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427 infected from coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 09 : Kuwait recorded 427 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 153,900, while 2 deaths was reported with death toll from the outbreak is 942, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 4,230, with 51 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 8,015 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,319,646 so far.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 245 people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 148,728.

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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