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687 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths in Kuwait

KUWAIT, Aug 10: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said Monday 687 people tested positive for the coronavirus while four persons died of the disease in the past 24 hours.


MoH spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA total registered infections reached 72,400 while deaths increased to 482.
He said 443 cases of the new infections were Kuwaiti citizens, or 64.48 percent, and 244 non-Kuwaitis, or 35.52 percent.


Al-Sanad said 168 cases were in Ahmadi medical area, 168 in Jahra, 147 in Farwaniya, 117 in Hawally and 87 in the Capital.
He added 117 patients were in the intensive care units, and that people receiving treatment were 7,890.


Medical workers conducted 3,450 swab tests in the past 24 hours, raising total swabs since outbreak of the virus to 535,803.
Al-Sanad called on the public anew to abide by physical distancing and follow hygienic regulations.


The MoH announced earlier recovery of 509 people recovered from the virus to reach a total of 64,028.(KUNA)

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