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Kuwait recorded 39,969 new circumstances and 240 deaths linked to COVID-19 in March

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Regardless of the partial curfew imposed on March 7 to scale back the unfold of the virus, the well being ministry has recorded 39,969 circumstances and 240 deaths associated to COVID-19.
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Kuwait: In March, Kuwait reported the best variety of COVID-19 circumstances and deaths in a single month for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

Regardless of the partial curfew imposed on March 7 to scale back the unfold of the virus, the well being ministry has recorded 39,969 circumstances and 240 deaths associated to COVID-19.

The best single-day case peak was on March 4, the place the full variety of optimistic circumstances was 1,716. As for COVID-19-related deaths, on March 23, Kuwait reported that there had been 13 deaths.

Surge in sufferers

Hospitals have additionally seen a rise within the variety of sufferers with COVID-19, particularly prior to now few days when the occupancy charge has climbed to 26.2%.

As well as, the variety of sufferers underneath intensive care unit (ICU) therapy elevated significantly, particularly on March 28 when the variety of ICU sufferers reached 251; the best occupancy charge for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

In the beginning of the month, round 67% of the reported circumstances concerned residents. That quantity fell to 55% on Wednesday, in keeping with well being ministry spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad.

Kuwait noticed a pointy enhance in circumstances and deaths in comparison with February, when the full variety of reported circumstances was 25,695 and 124 deaths associated to COVID-19.

COVID-19 sufferers admitted to hospitals practically doubled from December when the occupancy charge was round 8 to 11 p.c.

Again to regular

Native media reported that, in keeping with a authorities official, life will slowly return to regular by July.

As for the opening of the airport, the supply mentioned that when all residents are vaccinated, the airport will resume common enterprise actions. Up to now, the variety of passengers allowed to enter Kuwait per day has been restricted, and as of February 7, non-Kuwaitis have been banned from getting into Kuwait.

Regardless of the resumption of sure actions, the supply specifies that the well being measures, primarily the carrying of a masks and the follow of social distancing, will final till the top of 2022.

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