Kuwait reports 746 new COVID-19 cases, 114,015 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-15 19:59:38|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Thursday reported 746 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 114,015 and the death toll to 684 in the country, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 7,485 patients are receiving treatment, including 133 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 610 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 105,846.

On Sept. 14, the Kuwaiti government decided to postpone the fifth phase of a plan to return to normal until further notice. During the fifth phase, theaters and cinemas will be allowed to reopen and all social events 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