Kuwait confirmed six fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Monday, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

A ministry spokesman said 841 people have tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, the official KUNA news agency reported.

The Gulf state’s death toll now stands at 118 and 15,691 infections, the spokesman said.

He said 161 patients are still in intensive care, while a total of 4,339 have recovered.

Since the virus emerged in Wuhan, China last December, it has spread to 188 countries and regions.

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has exceeded 315,000, with more than 4.73 million confirmed cases, and recoveries topping 1.73 million, according to a running tally by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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