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COVID-19: 372 new cases, 87 recoveries on Wednesday

20 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 372 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of cases to 6,043. Among the newly diagnosed cases 152 were Omanis and 220 expatiates. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,574 on Tuesday to 1,661 on Wednesday.  

The death toll went up by two to 29 on Wednesday. The ministry announced two deaths of Omani citizens – a 70-year-old and a 66-year-old – with COVID-19.  

Seeb, Bausher and Amerat all saw an all time high of daily cases within the wilayats. Seeb topped the list with 106 new infections, followed by Bausher (90) and Amerat (22).  

Among GCC states, Oman continues to have the least number of 
COVID-19 cases. However, the death rate in Oman is higher in comparison to countries like Qatar and Bahrain.  

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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