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COVID-19: 1,147 new cases, recoveries 1,238

26 Jul 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,147 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 76,005. The number of deaths reported on Sunday was 13.     

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 1,053 are Omanis and 94 expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,187 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,238, taking the total to 55,299, while the number of deaths has reached 384,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 545 patients were admitted in hospitals while 167 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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