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COVID-19: 181 new cases, 123 recoveries

15 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday confirmed 181 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 82,924. The number of deaths reported on Saturday was five. 

The number of recoveries increased by 123 to reach 77,550 while the number of deaths has reached 562, an MoH statement said. As of Saturday, a total of 462 patients were admitted in health institutions while 158 patients were currently in ICU. As many as 61 patients were admitted in hospitals in the previous 24 hours.   

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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