Death toll rises to 18; along with 1,718 new infections.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday said that 1,718 people were infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, bringing the total infected cases to 354,851. Some 1,767 people recovered from the disease in the same period, pushing the total recoveries up to 334,445, Ministry’s Spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told KUNA.

The death toll from the virus climbed to 1,961 after registering 18 mortalities, including 17 unvaccinated, in the corresponding period, he stated. He pointed out that over 19,000 patients are being treated at hospitals, in addition to 288 cases at the intensive care units. Medical swabs conducted in 24 hours hit 14,314, taking the total to 2.961 million, he said, indicating that the ratio between recoveries to swabs is 12 percent today. Al-Sanad renewed his call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings. He further urged the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry, and the bodies’ guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus.

Source- Arab Times.

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