The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 1,083 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 54,697.
Oman had reported the highest number of cases in a day on Friday with 1,889 new infections.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 786 were Omanis and 297 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,833 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
With an uptrend in recoveries, the total percentage of those recovered is now 64.5%. Oman on Saturday saw 1,030 people recovering, taking the total to 35,255, while the number of deaths has reached 248.
As of Saturday, a total of 517 patients were admitted in hospitals while 133 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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