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Kuwait lists 570 new COVID-19 cases

Health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
Health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
KUWAIT, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait listed 570 new coronavirus infections and no virus-related deaths on Thursday taking the total cases up to 159,834 as deaths remain unchanged at 951 respectively, the health ministry said.
The number of people hospitalised with the virus currently stands at 6,057, with 51 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, who revealed that some 10,712 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 1,436,192.
The ministry had earlier reported that some 406 more people had been cured of the virus over the past day, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 152,826.
He went on to urge nationals and expatriates alike that abiding by health precautions, mainly, following social distancing rules, is the only way to halt the spread of the virus. (pickup previous) mak.sd