The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 1,099 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 72,646. The number of deaths reported on Thursday was six.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 979 were Omanis and 120 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,344 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
‘The number of new recoveries is 3,427 taking the total to 51,349, while the number of deaths has reached 355,’ an MoH statement said. As of Thursday, a total of 589 patients were admitted in hospitals while 169 patients were 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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