KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health on Sunday urged people in the country to limit their overseas trips to emergencies only, as the country registered a record number of daily COVID-19 infections.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Kuwait reached 2,999 on Sunday, a new daily high since the country's first case of the virus was reported in February 2020, according to the ministry.
Since Jan. 5, the number of daily COVID-19 cases has surpassed and remained above 2,000 in Kuwait, a country with a population of 4.27 million people.
By Sunday, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Kuwait has climbed to 433,919, according to the health ministry. So far, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 2,471 people in the country.
A total of 17,751 COVID-19 patients are being treated, including 14 in the intensive care units, the ministry said, adding the number of people recovered from the disease rose by 388 to reach 413,697.