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COVID-19 update: 1,739 new cases, eight deaths

20 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 1,739 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 68,400. The number of deaths reported on Monday was eight. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,514 were Omanis and 225 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,957 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,146, taking the total to 45,150, while the number of deaths has reached 326,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, a total of 574 patients were admitted in hospitals while 170 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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