The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday announced 1,610 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last four days, taking the total to 146,867.
The number of deaths reported during the same period was eight.
The number of those who have recovered also increased by 1,202.
‘The number of recoveries has increased to 136,429, while the number of deaths has reached 1,608,’ an MoH statement said, adding that the rate of recovery is now at 93 per cent.
As of Sunday, a total of 274 patients were admitted in health institutions while 87 patients 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.