862 more infected with coronavirus; 5 deaths

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862 more infected with coronavirus;  5 deaths

KUWAIT CITY, February 20: According to Kuwait, 862 people tested positive for coronavirus. 5 deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the total cases to 183,322 as the deaths rose to 1,039, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry also reported that 934 more people were cured of the virus, bringing the total number of those who have overcome the disease to 171,260, said spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad at a press conference.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus is currently 11,023, 146 of them in intensive care units. On the last day, around 7,601 swab tests out of a total of 1,725,698 were performed.

He urged nationals and expatriates alike that following health precautions, especially following the rules of social distancing, is the only way to stop the virus from spreading. (KUNA)

Source: ARABTIMESONLINE

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