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COVID-19: 1,327 new cases, total recoveries over 40,000

16 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 1,327 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 62,574. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,008 are Omanis and 319 expatriates. The ministry conducted 4,704 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,052 taking the total to 40,090 while the number of deaths has reached 290,’ an MoH statement said. As of Thursday, a total of 549 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.   

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