The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday announced 796 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 156,883. One death was reported during the same time.
The number of those who have recovered increased by 524.
‘The number of recoveries has increased to 142,944, while the number of deaths has reached 1,662,’ an MoH statement said, adding the rate of recovery is now at 91 per cent. With the spike in new cases, the number of active cases has gone up to 13,939.
As of Monday, a total of 505 patients were admitted in health institutions while 161 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 continue washing hands with water and soap.