The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday confirmed 207 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 81,787. The number of deaths reported on Monday was eight.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 167 were Omanis and 40 were expatriates. ‘The number of new recoveries is 1,433, taking the total to 76,124, while the number of deaths has reached 521,’ an MoH statement said. As of Monday, a total of 482 patients were admitted in hospitals while 172 patients were currently in ICU.
With each passing day, where number of recoveries recorded is several times higher than new infections, the recovery rate in Oman is rapidly climbing and now hovers over 93 per cent.
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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