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COVID-19: 223 new cases reported on Sunday

9 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 223 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 81,580. The number of deaths reported on Sunday was four.

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 148 are Omanis and 75 expatriates. ‘The number of new recoveries is 1,210 taking the total to 74,691 while the number of deaths has reached 513,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 488 patients were admitted in hospitals while 171 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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