KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health on Tuesday said that 1,962 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, taking the caseload to 342,929.
The number of total recoveries rose to 322,897 after confirming 1,604 in the same period, the Ministry said in a statement on Twitter.
The death toll from the virus climbed to 1,888 after registering 11 mortalities in the corresponding period, it stated.
It noted that 18,144 patients are hospitalized, in addition to 238 cases at intensive care units.
Medical swabs conducted in 24 hours hit 13,869, bringing the total to 2.864 million, it stated, indicating that the ratio between recoveries to swabs is 14.15 percent today.
The ministry renewed its call for both citizens and residents to abide by health precautions and physical distancing, as well as avoid gatherings.
It further urged the public to follow up official accounts of the ministry and the state's bodies to be briefed on guidelines and recommendations in order to control the spread of the virus. (end)