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COVID-19 update: In Muscat, Bausher takes over Muttrah

28 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,197 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 38,150. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 709 were Omanis and 488 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,292 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,197 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 837, taking the total to 21,200, while the number of deaths has reached 163,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 423 patients were admitted in hospitals while 118 were in ICU. 

After Muscat Governorate, which had the highest new infections (562) on Sunday, North Batinah was second with 230 cases, followed by South Batinah (165) and Dakhliyah (108). In Muscat, Bausher took over Muttrah as the wilayat with most cases after Seeb.   

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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