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164 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported on Wednesday

9 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday announced 164 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 125,490. There were seven deaths and 314 recoveries in this period. 

‘The number of recoveries has increased to 117,034, while the number of deaths has reached 1,461,’ an MoH statement said, adding that the rate of recovery is now 93.3 per cent. As of Wednesday, a total of 141 patients were admitted in health institutions, including 71 in ICUs. 

The MoH said social distancing helps curb the spread of the virus and advised citizens and residents to follow healthy habits.

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