1,010 new cases take the total past 40,000
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Tuesday confirmed 1,010 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of cases to 40,070.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 776 were Omanis and 234 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,121 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,010 turned positive.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,003, taking the total to 23,425, while the number of deaths has reached 176,’ an MoH statement said. As of Tuesday, a total of 437 patients were admitted in hospitals while 117 were in ICU.
Muscat continues to witness substantial new cases but the pandemic seems to be fast spreading in other governorates as well. On Tuesday, 280 new cases were reported in North Batinah, while 200 were recorded in South Batinah and 85 in Dakhliyah, making them the top three most infected governorates after Muscat.
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.