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557 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths reported in three days

6 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday announced 557 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last three days, taking the total to 124,886. 

There were nine deaths and 488 recoveries in this period. 

‘The number of recoveries has increased to 116,354, while the number of deaths has reached 1,444,’ an MoH statement said, adding that the rate of recovery currently stands at 93.2 per cent. 

As of Sunday, a total of 172 patients were admitted in health institutions, including 88 in ICUs.

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 continue washing hands with water and soap, avoid touching the face, nose, mouth and eyes, and following healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.


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