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COVID-19: 739 new cases, rapid rise in recoveries

18 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 739 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 26,818. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 302 are Omanis and 437 expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,347 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 739 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,467 taking the total to 13,264 while the number of deaths is 119,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 362 patients were admitted in hospitals while 102 patents 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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