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With 745 new COVID-19 cases, total crosses 25,000 mark

16 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 745 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 25,269. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 377 were Omanis and 368 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,627 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 745 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,556, taking the total to 11,089, while the number of deaths is 114,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 327 patients were admitted in hospitals while 105 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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