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Coronavirus: Kuwait detects 364 new cases, highest daily toll so far

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Kuwait detected 364 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest reported daily toll, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,983.

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Five people died of the virus in the past 24 hours, the ministry added. They include a 61-year-old Pakistani, a 63-year-old Indian, a 46-year-old Bangladeshi, a 54-year-old Jordanian, and a 43-year-old Indian.

Out of the 364 new cases, 14 involve Kuwaitis who had returned from the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, 348 cases involve people who came into contact with other infected individuals.

Two other cases involve Kuwaiti nationals, but the health ministry did not specify how they were infected with the coronavirus.

Kuwait imposed a 16-hour curfew from the hours of 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., halted all international flights until further notice, and suspended schools and universities until August.

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