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157 new COVID-19 cases, one death on Sunday

17 May 2020

From a high of 404 cases on Saturday, the number new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday came down to 157, taking the total to 5,186.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 81 were Omanis and 76 expatiates. In total, 1,729 Omanis and 3,457 expats have been infected so far. The number of recoveries in Oman rose to 1,465. 

A positive development was witnessed on Sunday in Muttrah where only 15 new cases were recorded, from a high of 157 on Saturday. While Seeb reported 52 cases, maximum for the day, Bausher followed with 21.  

The death toll too has risen, with one death announced on Sunday of a 48-year-old resident with COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 22. 

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 healthy habits when coughing and sneezing. 


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