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COVID-19: 1,487 new cases, recoveries 1,458

21 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 1,487 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 69,887. The number of deaths reported on Monday was 11. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,159 are Omanis and 328 expatriates. The ministry conducted 4,701 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,458, taking the total to 46,608, while the number of deaths has reached 337,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 582 patients were admitted in hospitals while 169 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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