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148 new cases on Tuesday, recoveries 1,250

13 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 148 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 3,721, including 17 deaths. 

The newly diagnosed cases included 33 Omanis and 115 expatiates, MoH said. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,211 on Monday to 1,250 on Tuesday. 

Muscat recorded the highest number of cases (112) on Tuesday, while other noticeable increases were witnessed in South Sharqiyah and North Batinah, with 12 cases each, and nine in South Batinah.  

In Muscat, Bausher had the maximum number of cases (41) on Tuesday, followed by Muttrah (35) and Seeb (32).   

MoH 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. 

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. 


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