The number of new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Kuwait have risen to 43. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 17 new cases were reported on February 27, which from 26, totals to 43 infected individuals in the country.
Classes have already been suspended, specific flights have been cancelled, and steps have been taken by Kuwaiti Cabinet to combat the outbreak. The government is continuing to follow up on all developments connected with the coronavirus to get better-informed and more ready to face the virus.
Below is the Tweet of the said announcement:
Kuwait coronavirus cases reaches 43 cases – Health Ministryhttps://t.co/JvoVnawDcw
— kuna (@kuna_en) February 27, 2020
Below is the full statement from Kuwait News Agency:
Kuwait coronavirus cases reaches 43 cases
KUWAIT, Feb 27 (KUNA) — The number of coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in Kuwait went up to 43 cases after 17 new cases were reported, said the Health Ministry Thursday.
Assistant Secretary at the Health Ministry Dr. Buthaina Al-Mudhaf told a press conference that the new number came after 1,675 swipe tests were taken from individuals returning from infected areas abroad.
The new announced cases are being quarantined in hospitals according to treatment protocols stipulated by WHO, affirming that all those infected were in good health and recovering.
The government is continuing to follow up on all developments connected with the coronavirus to get better-informed and more ready to face the virus.
In a television interview late Wednesday, Minister of Health Dr. Basel Al-Sabah affirmed that the ministry was taking necessary and precautionary measures to counter COVID-19 and inform the public on a regular basis on the development locally and internationally.
On the possibility of recovery, Dr. Sheikh Basil Al-Sabah affirmed that the percentage is at around 98 percent, indicating that a small percentage of cases resulted in death mostly among the elderly, young children, and those with severe illnesses.
He re-affirmed that all necessary precautions were taken to prevent the virus from causing any harm, stressing it was important to follow official news sources in regards to the disease.
Globally, there are around 81,000 cases of the coronavirus with the most recorded in the epicenter of the disease China. (end)