Kuwait announces eight new coronavirus cases, total 75

Kuwaiti health ministry workers scan employees and visitors of the ministries complex, as they arrive to their work, in Kuwait City on March 4, 2020. (AFP)

Kuwait announced on Thursday that eight people tested positive with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing total number of people infected with the virus to 75.

The spokesperson of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad said five of the new cases were Egyptian nationals and they tested positive after they came in close contact with a person who came from Azerbaijan, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) .


He added in a daily press briefing that the three others were Kuwaiti citizens who traveled back from Iran.

Al-Sanad said four patients were still in the intensive care unit, one in a critical condition while the three other patients were in stable conditions.

He added that five patients had already been cured from the virus.


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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02