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COVID-19: 249 new cases, 352 recoveries

12 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 249 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 82,299. The number of deaths reported on Wednesday was six. 

‘The number of recoveries increased by 352 to 77,072 while the number of deaths has reached 539,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 467 patients were admitted in health institutions with 71 new admissions in the past 24 hours. The number of patients in ICU till Wednesday was 165.  

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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