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Record rise of 1,605 new cases takes total above 30,000

22 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 1,605 cases, the biggest daily spurt of new infections of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 31,076. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 684 are Omanis and 921 expatriates. The ministry conducted 4,544 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,605 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 856, taking the total to 16,408 while the number of deaths is 137,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, a total of 407 patients were admitted in hospitals while 100 were in ICU. 

Muscat reported more than 1,000 new cases on Monday with Seeb (390) and Bausher (359) seeing the maximum number of infections.  

The 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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