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Cairo: Kuwait Thursday confirmed 1,041 new cases of the novel coronavirus, continuing an upward curve raising the country's infection tally to 18,609, according to the official news agency KUNA.

All the new cases were in touch with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection,the Health Ministry's spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad said in a media update.

He also reported five more deaths from COVID-19, bringing Kuwait's total such fatalities to 129.

The Health Ministry earlier Thursday said that 320 more patients have recovered from the disease, raising to 5,205 the total of recoveries in the country, KUNA reported.

In recent weeks, Kuwait has recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases, prompting the government to impose a round-the-clock nationwide curfew currently in force until May 30.