The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 2,164 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 58,179. This is the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic in Oman.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,572 were Omanis and 592 expatriates. The ministry conducted 6,173 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
Oman on Monday saw 1,159 people recovering, taking the total to 37,257, while the number of deaths has reached 259 with two death cases reported on Monday.
As of Monday, a total of 519 patients were admitted in hospitals while 146 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.