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Coronavirus

Coronavirus on the rise in Kuwait with 771 new cases, 10 new deaths

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Kuwait reported 717 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a sharp increase on the previous day's rise of 487 that brought the total number of cases in the country to 31,848.

The Ministry of Health announced the rise via Twitter, giving a breakdown of cases by nationality.

Less than half (331) were Kuwaiti nationals, with 88 Bangladeshis, 81 Egyptians, and 79 Indians.

Kuwait COVID-19 death toll now 264

Kuwaiti officials also reported 10 more deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll to 264.

Of the over 30,000 total cases, 11,379 are currently active, of which 196 are classified as "serious cases."

Sunday's rise is more in line with Friday, when the Ministry of Health reported 723 new infections.

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