The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 1,043 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 24,524.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 614 are Omanis and 429 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,283 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,043 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,079, taking the total to 9,533 while the number of deaths is 108,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, a total of 317 patients were admitted in hospitals while 104 patients were in ICU.
Consecutively for the last last five days, Oman has recorded over thousand cases daily, taking the five-day total to 5,637.
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.