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116 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

16 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday announced 116 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 126,836. 

There were five deaths and 231 recoveries in this period. 

‘The number of recoveries has increased to 118,736, while the number of deaths has reached 1,480,’ an MoH statement said, adding the rate of recovery is now 93.6 per cent.

As of Wednesday, a total of 109 patients were admitted in health institutions, including49 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 follow healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.

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