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COVID-19: 188 new cases, 6 deaths on Wednesday

19 Aug 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 188 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 83,606. The number of deaths reported on Wednesday was six. 

‘The number of recoveries has increased to 78,188 while the number of deaths has reached 603,’ an MoH statement said.

As of Wednesday, a total of 436 patients were admitted in health institutions while 158 were 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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