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Kuwait reports 23 new virus cases

Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
KUWAIT, March 31 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that 23 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in the last 24 hours.
This brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 289, the ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in the daily briefing.
Earlier in the day, Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah announced the recovery of one person from the novel coronavirus, raising the country's total recoveries to 73.
In addition, 216 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 13 others are in intensive care units; including three in a critical condition.
The spokesman; once again, urged citizens and residents alike to follow the guidelines and instructions of Kuwaiti health authorities and World Health Organization, primarily maintaining social distancing and home quarantine in order to curb the spread of the virus. (pickup previous) mak.hb