Kuwait records 17,568 COVID-19 cases, 124 deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 21:14:22|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Wednesday reported 804 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 17,568 and the death toll to 124, the health ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 12,559 patients are receiving treatment, including 167 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 204 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 4,885.

The Kuwaiti government has imposed a full curfew in the country to curb the rapid rise in coronavirus cases.

On March 13, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights. The government also closed stores, malls and barbershops in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Enditem