The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 1,067 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 19,954.
This is the highest daily count so far. Before this, the highest (1,014) number of cases were recorded on May 31.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 342 are Omanis and 727 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,747 tests on suspected cases, of which 1067 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 983 taking the total to 6,623 while the number of deaths is 90,’ an MoH statement said. As of Thursday, 308 patients were admitted in hospitals while 89 patents 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.
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