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COVID-19: 1,318 new cases, 9 deaths on Sunday

12 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,318 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 56,015. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,009 were Omanis and 309 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,570 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

Oman, on Sunday, saw 843 people recovering, taking the total to 36,098, while the number of deaths has reached 257, with 9 death cases reported on Sunday. A total of 525 patients were admitted in hospitals while 143 were in ICU.   

Muscat on Sunday had 347 cases while North Batinah led the daily chart with 555 new cases. In Muscat, Wilayat Seeb is almost touching 12,000 cases while Bausher has long overtaken Muttrah as the second most infected wilayat in the capital.  

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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