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COVID-19: 232 new cases, 12 casualties

13 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Thursday confirmed 232 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total 82,531. The number of deaths reported on Thursday was 12. 

‘The number of recoveries has increased to 77,278 while the number of deaths has reached 551,’ an MoH statement said.

As of Thursday, a total of 464 patients were admitted in health institutions while 155 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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