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Kuwait lists 1,646 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

Health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
Health ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
KUWAIT, June 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait said 1,646 people tested positive for coronavirus while five related deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the total up to 334,216 and 1,842, respectively, according to the health ministry.
Another 1,427 people were cured of the virus, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 315,645, ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad told a press conference.
The number of people hospitalised with the virus currently stands at 16,729, with 196 of them in intensive care units, he added, revealing that some 12,448 swab tests were conducted over the last day out of a total of 2,800,861.
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. (end) mrf.sd