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COVID-19: 1,311 new cases, 1,322 recoveries

18 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,157 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 66,661. Ten deaths were also reported the same day. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 933 are Omanis and 224 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,943 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,232, taking the total to 44,004, while the number of deaths has reached 318,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 585 patients were admitted in hospitals while 165 patients were 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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