Kuwait: On the weekly Cupboard of Ministers assembly on Monday, the Kuwaiti authorities introduced that the nation is witnessing a rise in COVID-19 circumstances and deaths regardless of the 12-hour partial curfew imposed a couple of week.
Well being Minister Dr Basel Al Sabah informed the assembly that the variety of inpatients and intensive care (ICU) sufferers had additionally elevated.
Kuwait recorded 1,322 circumstances of COVID-19 and seven new deaths on Monday. The share of circumstances examined climbed to 18.09%, with 7,365 samples being taken.
As well as, the Division of Well being reported that there have been 219 sufferers within the intensive care unit, the best occupancy charge because the begin of the pandemic.
In an try to cease the unfold, the minister known as on all residents and residents to stick to the well being measures put in place, together with the ban on gatherings and the sporting of a masks in public. The minister additionally urged all residents and residents who haven’t but obtained the COVID-19 vaccine to register by means of the Ministry of Well being web site.
Since March 7, Kuwait has imposed a partial curfew from 5 p.m. to five a.m. for a interval of 1 month.
The transfer got here as Kuwait noticed a rise in circumstances, with March 4 being the best day on document for circumstances with 1,716 reported in 24 hours.
All eating places and cafes have remained closed since February 22 with a purpose to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 virus.
The ban for non-Kuwaiti passengers from coming into Kuwait can be nonetheless in impact after it got here into impact on February 7.
Surge in circumstances
Two weeks in the past, the US Middle for Illness Management (CDC) issued a publication advising vacationers to not journey to Kuwait and raised the nation’s COVID-19 threat issue to Stage 4.
Between December and February, circumstances elevated by round 220% and the full variety of circumstances recorded in February was 25,959 in comparison with December when the full variety of circumstances was 7,949.