COVID-19: Kuwait achieves herd immunity, says Health Minister – Gulf News

70% of 4.67m population vaccinated
Abu Dhabi: Kuwait has achieved herd immunity against COVID-19 as 70 per cent of the population have been vaccinated, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al Sabah, Minister of Health said on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
Since the population of Kuwait is 4.67 million, inoculating 3.27 million, or 70 per cent of the population, means achieving community immunity according to the indicators.
Kuwait kicked off mass vaccinations against COVID-19 in December.
In an attempt to accelerate inoculation, authorities launched in April mobile vaccination units targeting workers in mosques and in different commercial activities having direct contacts with the general public.
The Ministry of Health said 166 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 408,600, and two deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,409.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that 583 cases of recovery were also recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to 402,420, indicating that the the ratio of recoveries to infections was 98.48 per cent.
“Some 11,923 PCR tests were made, bringing the total number of tests to 3,699,218,” Dr Al Sanad said, adding the ratio of infections to PCR tests is 1.39 per cent.

Get Breaking News Alerts From Gulf News
We’ll send you latest news updates through the day. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon.
Dear Reader,
This section is about Living in UAE and essential information you cannot live without.
Register to read and get full access to
By clicking below to sign up, you’re agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Forgot password


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap