Currently, 8,811 patients are receiving treatment, including 139 in ICU, the statement added.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 717 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 37,030.
Kuwait started on Tuesday the second phase of restoring normal life, which will last three weeks.
In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.
Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.
On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.