The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 1,067 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 74,858. The number of deaths reported on Saturday was 12.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 959 are Omanis and 108 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,076 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,054, taking the total to 54,061, while the number of deaths has reached 371,’ an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, a total of 570 patients were admitted in hospitals while 167 patients were currently in ICU.
North Batinah continues to be the most affected governorate, after Muscat, with a total of 11,837 cases, of which 345 were reported on Saturday. Wilayat Sohar in the governorate has the maximum infections (4,043), followed by Suwaiq (2,495) and Saham (2,120). In South Batinah (8,489), Barkha has the most cases (4064).
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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