Coronavirus: Kuwait records 17 new cases, total now 176

A woman is pushed on a wheelchair as she arrives at a Kuwaiti health ministry containment and screening zone for coronavirus disease for expatriates returning from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, in Kuwait City on March 15, 2020. (AFP)

Kuwait recorded 17 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 176, according to the health ministry.

Five cases are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and another 149 people are receiving medical care.

Earlier in the day, the health minister announced five new coronavirus recoveries, bringing the total to 27.

Last Update: 09:17 KSA 12:17 - GMT 09:17