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463: New high for COVID-19 cases in Oman

23 May 2020

Nearly 900 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last two days in Oman, taking the total number of registered infections to 7,257.  

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 463 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the newly diagnosed cases 210 are Omanis and 253 expatiates.   

‘The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose to 1,848 from 1821 on Friday. The death toll stood at 34 on Saturday,’ MoH statement said.

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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