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COVID-19: 290 new cases, recoveries 1,218

8 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 290 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 81,357. The number of deaths reported on Saturday was seven.

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 231 are Omanis and 59 expatriates. ‘The number of new recoveries is 1,218 taking the total to 73,481 while the number of deaths has reached 509,’ an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, a total of 494 patients were admitted in hospitals while 173 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.

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