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292 new cases, two deaths, 78 recoveries on Tuesday

19 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 292 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of cases to 5,671. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 119 are Omanis and 173 expatriates. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,496 on Monday to 1,574 on Tuesday. 

Of the new cases, Muscat reported almost 80 per cent of them. And from Muscat, 50 per cent were recorded in Muttrah, while Seeb (43) and Bausher (51) continue to witness high number of daily cases.   

The death toll too has risen with two deaths announced on Tuesday of a 57-year-old resident and a 35-year-old resident with COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 27. 

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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