The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 1,389 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 59,568. The number of casualties went up by 14 cases on Tuesday alone.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,050 were Omanis and 339 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 4,044 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
‘The number of new recoveries is 730 taking the total to 37,987 while the number of deaths has reached 273,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 514 patients were admitted in hospitals while 149 patients are currently 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.