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Kuwaiti police officers man a checkpoint at the entrance the town of Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh, south the capital Kuwait City on April 7, 2020, after the district was put on lockdown. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Kuwait on Thursday reported two more fatalities from the COVID-19, bringing to 26 the total deaths in the country, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.

The latest fatalities were two Indian residents aged 54 and 51 years respectively, the Health Ministry said.

The ministry also reported 284 new coronavirus cases, raising toll to 4,024 cases, the ministry's spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said in a media briefing.

The newly diagnosed cases include 274 in touch with previously infected people and four others linked to travel to the UK and Egypt, the official said.

The four other cases are being investigated for sources of infection, Dr Al Sanad added.

Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Basil Al Sabah earlier Thursday said that 150 more patients have recovered from COVID-19, raising the total recoveries in the country to 1,539.