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987 infected with coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: Kuwait said 987 people tested positive for coronavirus with 5 related deaths reported on Wednesday taking the total cases up to 173,983 as deaths increased to 980 respectively, according to the health ministry.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 9,739, with 108 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, who revealed that some 10,812 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,629,388. He went on to urge nationals and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 553 more people had been cured of the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 163,264.

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