Kuwait announces 78 more cases of coronavirus

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has detected an additional 78 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country over the last 24 hours, it was announced on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry, the total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Kuwait now stands at 743.

Kuwait’s state-run KUNA news agency has quoted Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad as saying that 23 patients remain in intensive care, including 17 stable cases and six cases in critical condition.

He also said that 673 patients are currently receiving treatment at hospitals, while 911 have completed quarantine.

One death has so far been reported.

On Monday, Kuwait ordered the total lockdown of two districts and extended a public holiday through April 26.

The heavily populated areas of Jleeb Al Shuyoukh and Mahboula, where predominantly expatriate workers live, have been placed in isolation for a two-week period.

Globally, there have been more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, including more than 76,000 fatalities and 293,000 recoveries.