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COVID-19: 193 new cases, three deaths on Monday

18 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 193 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking Oman’s total to 5,379.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 72 were Omanis and 121 expatriates. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,465 on Sunday to 1,496 on Monday. 

Monday was an exceptional day for COVID-19 related deaths with Oman reporting three in a day. All three deceased, aged 46, 54 and 67 years, were expatriates, taking the total number of deaths to 25. 

While Muscat continues to be the epicentre of the epidemic in Oman, governorates like Dhofar, Musandam and Al Wusta have not reported any case in last many days.  

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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