The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 1,053 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 77,058. The number of deaths reported on Monday was nine.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 952 were Omanis and 101 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,504 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,729 taking the total to 57,028 while the number of deaths has reached 393,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, a total of 552 patients were admitted in hospitals while 177 patients are 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.