Kuwait reports 428 new COVID-19 cases, 66,957 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-31 20:47:54|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Friday reported 428 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 66,957 and the death toll to 447, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 8,578 patients are receiving treatment, including 134 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 602 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 57,932.

Kuwait started on July 28 the third-phase plan of restoring normal life.

During the third phase, labor capacity will increase to no more than 50 percent and visits to social care homes will be allowed.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country's anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Enditem