KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that a further 20 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours.
This brings the Gulf country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 255, the ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a daily news briefing, remarking that the new cases include six Kuwaitis and an expat from the Philippines, all related to travel to the UK.
The remaining 13 cases came due to close contacts with previously unveiled infections; one from Kuwait, nine from India and three from Bangladesh, the spokesman elaborated.
Earlier in the day, Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah announced the recovery of three additional people from the novel coronavirus, raising the country's total recoveries to 67.
In addition, 188 virus patients are still receiving necessary medication, while 12 others are languishing in intensive care units.
The spokesman urged again citizens and residents alike to follow the guidelines and instructions of Kuwaiti health authorities and World Health Organization (WHO), primarily maintaining social distancing, in order to curb the spread of the virus. (pickup previous)