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1,404 cases, highest daily toll for Oman

14 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,404 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 23,481. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 400 were Omanis and 1,004 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,596 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,404 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 924, taking the total to 8,454, while the number of deaths is 105,’ an MoH statement said. As on Sunday, 313 patients were admitted in hospitals while 100 patents were in ICU. 

Finally, Seeb, with 5,677, took over Muttrah (5,666) as the wilayat with most cases in Muscat and overall in Oman. Dhofar Governorate, which had till now succeeded in restricting new infections, reported 82 new cases, the second highest daily count of new infections after Muscat.   

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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