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COVID-19: 255 new recoveries, 36 cases on Saturday


The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the registration of 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday. Of the new cases, 22 are Omani nationals and 14 non-Omanis. The total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the sultanate so far has reached 2,483. 

On Thursday, an Omani woman died of COVID-19 in the country bringing the deaths to 11, MoH said. ‘A 33-year-old woman died on Thursday due to COVID-19,’ MOH said. 

The number of recoveries increased from 495 to 750. “The number of COVID-19 recoveries have increased significantly from 495 to 750,’ MoH stated. 

On Thursday, Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health reaffirmed that no indicators, as of now, show that the virus is abating. “We have not yet reached the peak of the pandemic,” he said. 

“Studies on the virus are still on and results differ from one country to another, but he confirmed, it is not possible to predict the date when the Coronavirus curve peaks. Countries announce peaks when the number of cases subsides consistently,” he added. 

MoH calls advises all citizens and residents to keep on washing hands with water and soap, avoiding touching the face, nose, mouth, and eyes and following the healthy habits when coughing and sneezing. 

It calls upon all to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in an isolated room with an attached toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. It said that social distancing also helps curb the spread of the virus.

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