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Over thousand cases reported on three days in a row

13 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 1,006 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 22,077. 

The 1,006 new cases on Saturday, resulted in registration of over 1,000 cases three days in a row, with 1,117 recorded on Friday, and 1,067 on Thursday.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases on Saturday, 435 were Omanis and 571 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,135 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,006 turned positive. 

Muscat Governorate recorded 646 new cases on Saturday with Seeb reporting 280 out of them, taking the total in the wilayat to 5,270. With 172 new cases, Bausher now has 4,342, while Muttrah, with 98 new cases, has a total of 5,422 cases.   

‘The number of new recoveries was 41, taking the total to 7,530 while the number of deaths was 99,’ an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, 315 patients were admitted in hospitals while 94 patients  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. 

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