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896 new cases, Muscat Governorate passes 20,000 mark

20 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 896 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 28,566. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 391 are Omanis and 505 are expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,448 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 896 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 806, taking the total to 14,780, while the number of deaths is 128,’ an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, a total of 411 patients were admitted in hospitals while 99 patients were in ICU. 

With 615 new cases, Muscat Governorate saw its total go past 20,000 on Saturday. Seeb is leading the wilayats with almost 7,000 cases, followed by Muttrah (6,279) and Bausher (5,522).  

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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