The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 712 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 18,198.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 362 are Omanis and 350 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,688 tests on suspected cases, of which 712 turned positive.
After Muscat Governorate, Al Wusta continues to record highest number of daily cases with 110 reported on Tuesday. In Muscat, Muttrah is closing in on the 5,000 mark, with a total of 4,963, while Seeb (4,218) is fast catching up with the leader.
‘The overall number of new recoveries is 359 taking the total to 4,152, while the total number of deaths is 83 after two died on Tuesday,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, 291 patients were admitted in hospitals while 85 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.