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COVID-19: Total crosses 8,000 mark, 348 new cases on Tuesday

26 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 348 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 8,118.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases 171 were Omanis and 177 expatriates.  

‘The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose to 2,067. The death toll stood at 37 on Tuesday,’ an MoH statement said. 

Of the total cases, Muscat governorate accounts for 76 per cent, while Seeb and Bausher continue to witness significant rise in daily infections and their total counts. Muttrah, till now, has recorded 3,254 cases, with 62 reported on Tuesday. Seeb recorded 157 new cases, taking its total to 1,363 and Bausher had 23 new cases, taking the total to 1,272.  

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. 

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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