The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 604 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 17,486.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 344 are Omanis and 260 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,697 tests on suspected cases, of which 604 turned positive.
‘The overall number of recoveries is 3,793 while the number of deaths is 81,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, 283 patients were admitted in hospitals while 75 patents were in ICU.
Most cases (425) were recorded in Muscat on Monday, taking the total to 13,243, followed by South Batinah (67), North Batinah (51), Dakhliyah (24), and 11 each in South and North Sharqiyah among others.
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.
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