The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday announced 172 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) , taking the total to 130,780. No deaths were reported.
As of Monday, as many as 15,907 people had been vaccinated against the virus.
The number of those who have recovered also increased by 157.
‘The number of recoveries has increased to 123,024, while the number of deaths has reached 1,508,’ an MoH statement said, adding that the rate of recovery is now at 94.1 per cent. As of Monday, a total of 56 patients were admitted in health institutions, including 23 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.