Oman notched a record high of 174 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday, after it touched an all-time high of 175 cases on Sunday.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday announced registration of 174 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 3,573, including 17 deaths.
The newly diagnosed cases include 36 Omanis and 138 expatiates, MoH said. The overall number of recoveries rose by 94, from 1,117 on Sunday to 1,211 on Monday.
While Muscat continues to lead with new cases – 138 recorded on Monday – governorates like Dhahira, N Sharqiyah, Dhofar, Musandam and Wusta saw no new cases at all.
MoH 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.
MoH also 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.