Kuwait on Sunday said 609 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s caseload to 418,332, health ministry data showed. Some 114 more people recovered from the viurs to up the number of those to have overcome the disease to 411,902, according to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al- Sanad, adding that the recovery to positive case ratio stands at 98.5 percent.

The death toll from the pandemic remained unchanged at 2,468, while 27 people are hospitalized with the virus, five of whom need intensive care, he told KUNA. Some 18,767 swab tests were conducted over the last day, out of a total of 6,002,841 so far, added the spokesman.

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