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COVID-19: Oman records lowest daily increase in a month

28 Jul 2020

After nearly a month, the number of daily COVID-19 cases came down below the thousand mark. The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 846 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 77,904. The number of deaths reported on Tuesday was 9. 

On June 29, Oman had reported 910 cases and since then the daily infection count has been over a thousand.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 771 were Omanis and 75 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 1,904 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 1,559 taking the total to 58,587 while the number of deaths has reached 402,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 528 patients were admitted in hospitals while 181 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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