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Surge in COVID-19 infection – 6,454 infected, 5,198 recover – 1 death

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that 6,454 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s caseload to 514,826. Some 5,198 more people recovered from the virus to up the number of those to have overcome the disease to 464,853, said the ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad to KUNA, adding that the recovery to positive case ratio stands at 90.3 percent. One fatality linked to the respiratory virus raised the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 2,489, while 408 people are hospitalized with the virus, 73 of whom are in intensive care units, he told KUNA. Some 31,583 swab tests were conducted over the last day, out of a total of 6,750,065 so far, added the spokesman.

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