The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 1,124 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of cases to 41,194.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 862 were Omanis and 262 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,533 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,124 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 737, taking the total to 24,162, while the number of deaths has reached 185,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 426 patients were admitted in hospitals while 120 were in ICU.
Muscat, till now, has recorded 66 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in Oman while Seeb (9689 cases) has 23.5 per cent of all the infections.
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.