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COVID-19: 810 new cases, deaths rise to 116

17 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 810 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 26,079. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 468 were Omanis and 342 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,797 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 810 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 708, taking the total to 11,797 while the number of deaths is 116,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 362 patients were admitted in hospitals while 102 patients were in ICU. 

Total cases in Muscat is closing in on the 20,000 mark, while Seeb continues to lead the wilayats in the governorate with a total of 6,274 cases, followed by Muttrah (5945) and Bausher (5,025).  

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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