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COVID-19: 1,518 new cases, 1,016 recoveries

9 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 1,518 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 51,725. Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,068 were Omanis and 450 expatriates. 

The ministry conducted 5,456 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,518 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,016, taking the total to 33,021, while the number of deaths has reached 236,’ an MoH statement said. As of Thursday, a total of 466 patients were admitted in hospitals while 129 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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