The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 786 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The newly diagnosed cases are 298 Omanis and 488 expatiates taking the total to 12,223.
The total number of deaths has reached 50. On Sunday alone, seven deaths were reported. The overall number of recoveries is now 2,682. “The overall number of recoveries rose from 2,396 on Sunday to 2,682 on Monday,” MoH statement said.
There has been a big jump in number of cases in the past two weeks.
On Sunday evening, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health said the high incidence of infection in the second half of Ramadan and the Eid period was due to non-compliance with the instructions.
“There is no way to avoid the virus except by physical distance and adherence to instructions such as washing hands and wearing masks,” he 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.