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Spike in infections, 1,510 infected – 8 deaths

KUWAIT CITY, April 19: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has confirmed recording 1,510 new coronavirus infections and 8 related deaths in the past 24 hours. The new figures take the total cases up to 258,497 and deaths to 1,456 respectively, noted the ministry’s spokesman Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad in statements to KUNA. He pointed out that some 1,231 more people had been cured of the virus over the past day, raising the total of those who have overcome the disease to 241,696. He added that the number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 18,25, with 254 of them in intensive care units. Al-Sanad revealed that some 8,273 swab tests were conducted over the last day, increasing the total to 2,228,166. He renewed calls for nationals and expatriates alike to abide by health precautions to curb the spread of the virus. (KUNA)

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