The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 1,006 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 22,077.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 435 are Omanis and 571 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,135 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,006 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 41, taking the total to 7,530 while the number of deaths is 99,’ an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, 315 patients were admitted in hospitals while 94 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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