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513: New high for COVID-19 cases in Oman

24 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 7770.  

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 513 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the newly diagnosed cases 179 are Omanis and 334 expatiates.   

‘The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose to 1933 from 1,848 on Saturday. The death toll stood at 36 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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