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Corona infects 452; 9 new deaths

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: Kuwait on Saturday tallied 452 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours to up the total to 138,337, while 9 fatalities pushed its death toll from the outbreak to 857, the health ministry said.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 7,641, with 105 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry Spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad, adding that some 6,068 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,029,2279 so far.

The ministry had earlier reported that some 798 people had recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 129,839.

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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