Kuwait City, March 16: Ministry of Health announced the registration of 1,314 new cases of the new Corona virus emerging in the country during the past 24 hours bringing the total cases to 212,169 cases, in addition to the registration of 1,314 cases of recovery which raises the total number of recoveries from the virus to 196,821 cases, since the beginning of the epidemic. To date, at a rate of 92.7%.
The ministry said in a statement that the past 24 hours witnessed the death of 7 cases as a result of complications from the virus bringing the total deaths to 1,186 cases so far.
The Ministry confirmed that the number of people receiving medical care in the intensive care departments reached 215 cases thus making the total of all cases that were confirmed to have “Covid-19” disease and are still receiving the necessary medical care of 14 thousand and 162 cases.
Ministry stated that the number of swabs conducted during the past 24 hours amounted to 9317 bringing the total number of examinations since the beginning of the pandemic until now to 1 million, 923 thousand and 896 laboratory examinations, thus the percentage of new infections from the number of swabs is 14.1%.
The Ministry of Health confirmed that vaccination is the best way to end the Corona pandemic.
The Ministry renewed its call on citizens and residents to continue adopting all preventive means avoid contact with others and ensure the implementation of the physical distancing strategy recommending to visit the official accounts of the Ministry of Health and official authorities in the country to view the instructions and recommendations, and everything that would contribute to containing the spread of the virus.