KUWAIT CITY, May 8: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 7 new COVID-19 deaths, and 1,095 infections in the past 24 hours. The Ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA that the total fatalities increased to 1,635, and the caseload to 284,076 since the beginning of the pandemic. He added that the total recoveries have reached 268,316after 1,399 patients recovered from coronavirus today making the recovery rate 94.4 percent out of the conducted tests.
Moreover, 14,125 patients in total are receiving health care, including 210 at intensive care units, he said. Meanwhile, over the past 24 hours 7,747 tests were conducted, with infection rate 14.13 percent, making the total conducted tests 2,396,532, he added. Al-Sanad renewed his call on the public to maintain social distancing, and to abide with all health regulations that would help in stopping the virus spread. The Supreme Ministerial Committee for Coronavirus Emergencies will most likely recommend lifting the partial curfew in its meeting on Sunday, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a reliable source who said there is 99 percent chance that the committee will take this step. The source said this is in addition to taking measures aimed at starting the return to normal life and granting privileges to those who got vaccinated against coronavirus, describing such development as the beginning of a breakthrough after Eid Al-Fitr. According to the source, the indicators of the current health situation are relatively stable; hence, the possibility of implementing new procedures for vaccinated people to enter commercial complexes, cinemas and other places.