The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 1,262 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 48,997.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 968 were Omanis and 294 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 4,007 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,262 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,854, taking the total to 31,000, while the number of deaths has reached 224,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 464 patients were admitted in hospitals while 127 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.
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