KUWAIT, Apr 3: The Ministry of Health announced on Friday registering up to 75 cases of infection with coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours and put total number of contaminations with the pandemic so far at 417.
Five of the persons who tested positive for contracting the disease came back to Kuwait from the United Kingdom as part of the latest repatriates’ evacuation, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, the MoH official spokesperson in his daily briefing about the disease status in the country.
A Kuwaiti female citizen, who was repatriated from Iran, also tested positive.
Another case, an Iraqi woman who resides in Kuwait, is also related to travel to Iraq.
Number of those who mingled with infected persons reached 36, including three Kuwaiti citizens who were in close contact with a patient who had travelled to the UK and a single national who had interacted with a person under examination for contamination, Dr. Al-Sanad added.
The tally includes 26 cases of Indian residents who mingled with a person under examination for infection, three residents from Bangladesh and three Egyptians who were in an identical condition.
Moreover, the MoH has registered 23 cases under examination for contamination: Two Kuwaitis, five Egyptians, 16 Indians, seven from Bangladesh, a Filipino and a Nepalese.
Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel A-Sabah declared earlier today that a patient who suffered from coronavirus was cured of the disease, bringing total number of the healed persons to 92.
Number of patients who continue to receive medical care at hospitals of the MoH, prepared for treating coronavirus cases, has reached 335.
Additionally, there are 16 cases receiving intensive care, including 11 in stable condition and five in critical condition.
Dr. Al-Sanad renewed the call upon nationals and residents to heed decisions released by the cabinet, recommendations and resolutions of the MoH and other state departments, aimed at stemming spread of the virus.
“We also recommend to regularly take necessary precautions against the disease, follow up on official (social media) accounts on related developments,” he concluded