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298 cases: Oman records highest daily tally, breaches 4,000 mark

13 May 2020

The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oman not only went over 200 mark the first time but almost touched 300 on Wednesday. Of the 298 new cases, 245 or 82.2 per cent were from Muscat.  

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 298 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 4,019, including 17 deaths.  

The newly diagnosed cases included 89 Omanis and 209 expatiates, MoH said. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,250 on Tuesday to 1,289 on Wednesday. 

After remaining a little low in the last few days, cases in Muttrah exploded to 147. Seeb with 49 cases and Bausher with 40, made the bulk of the new infections.  

‘With the commitment to health isolation and social distancing, we will be able to prevent ourselves, our families and our community from the spread of COVId-19 further,’ MoH said in a statement. 

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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