The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 1,366 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 34,902.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 680 are Omanis and 686 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,835 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,366 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 584, taking the total to 18,520, while the number of deaths has reached 144,’ an MoH statement said. As of Thursday, a total of 417 patients were admitted in hospitals while 107 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.