The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 930 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 16,016. This is the second highest daily tally for new cases. Before this, the highest – 1,014 cases – was reported on May 31.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 239 are Omanis and 691 expatriates. The ministry had conducted 3,218 tests on suspected cases, of which 930 turned positive, showing a positivity rate of 29 per cent.
‘The overall number of recoveries rose to 3,451 while the number of deaths is 72,’ MoH statement said. As of Saturday, 251 patients were admitted in the hospitals while 67 patents were in ICU.
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.