The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 689 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 18,887.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 334 are Omanis and 355 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,658 tests on suspected cases, of which 689 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 177, taking the total to 4,329 while the number of deaths is 84, including one death reported on Wednesday,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, 293 patients were admitted in hospitals while 85 were in ICU.
In Muscat Governorate, Muttrah till now has recorded 5,077 cases with 3,654 still active, followed by Seeb which has a total of 4,417 cases and 4049 active while Bausher has 3,261 active cases out of a total of 3,667.
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.