The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 1,210 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 50,207.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 939 were Omanis and 271 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,987 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,210 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,005, taking the total to 32,005, while the number of deaths has reached 233,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 469 patients were admitted in hospitals while 128 were in ICU.
For the first time in the country, the total number of infections among Omanis (25,369) surpassed those of expats (24,838) on Wednesday. In Muscat, Wilayat of Seeb (11,165) has more cases than both, North and South Batinah governorates combined.
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.