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COVID-19: 162 new cases, 10 casualties

16 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 162 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 83,086. The number of deaths reported on Sunday was 10. 

‘The number of recoveries increased by 130 to reach 77,680 while the number of deaths went up by 10 to 572,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 466 patients were admitted in health institutions while 151 patients were currently in ICU. The number of patients admitted to hospitals over the previous 24 hours was 40.   

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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