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The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 23 people were infected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the last 24 hours.
The announcement brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 289, according to ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad.
In addition, 216 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 13 others are in intensive care units; including three in a critical condition, KUNA reported.
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Meanwhile, Kuwait on Tuesday announced the recovery of one person (an 82-year-old woman) from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 raising the country's total recoveries to 73.
The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al Sabah as sating that necessary lab tests and analyses had shown the recovery of the senior citizen.
The already treated patient will be admitted to a rehabilitation ward before being discharged from hospital within a couple of days' time, the minister added.WAM
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More than 242,000 people have been killed and 3.4 million infected worldwide by the virus, which has left half of humanity under some form of lockdown and pushed the global economy towards its worst downturn since the Great Depression.
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