17 coronavirus cases were discovered over past 24 hours bringing total number of people infected with coronavirus to 176, official spokesman of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said that one of the cases is for a citizen traveled to the United Arab Emirates, four cases related to travel to the United Kingdom (three of them are Kuwaiti citizens and one is a Lebanese nationality). Three cases related to travel to Switzerland (a Kuwaiti citizen, a Lebanese nationality, and a resident of Somali nationality), as well as one case related to Kuwaiti citizen traveled to Egypt.
The Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah announced that five more patients recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of recovered cases to 27.
According to the data collected by the Johns Hopkins University. The death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 5,000 in Europe, the new epicenter of the pandemic, with Italy, Spain and Germany reporting a steep rise in infections, as worldwide fatalities surged past 11,000 on Saturday. The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,032.
Spain’s death toll has also increased to more than 1,000, while in Iran, the number on fatalities hit another grim milestone of more than 1,500.
The numbers worldwide more than 283,000 people have contracted the virus and at least 11,826 have died.