Kuwait reports 475 new COVID-19 cases, 68,774 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-04 20:08:41|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Tuesday reported 475 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 68,774 and the death toll to 465, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 7,983 patients are receiving treatment, including 131 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 587 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 60,326.

On July 28, Kuwait started 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