The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 905 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 29,471.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 402 were Omanis and 503 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 2,804 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 905 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 772, taking the total to 15,552, while the number of deaths is 131,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 396 patients were admitted in hospitals while 101 patients were in ICU.
Muscat, for a second day in a row, had more than 600 cases, with Bausher and Seeb both registering over 200 cases each while Muttrah had 95.
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.