Kuwait reports 704 new COVID-19 cases, 98,528 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-18 21:11:51|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Friday reported 704 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 98,528 and the death toll to 580, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 9,172 patients are receiving treatment, including 101 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 865 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 88,776.

On Sept. 14, Kuwait's government decided to postpone the transition to the fifth phase of the return to normalcy plan until further notice.

During the fifth phase, theaters and cinemas would be allowed to reopen and all social events would be permitted to be held.

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

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

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