COVID-19: 665 new cases, infection rate drops
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Wednesday confirmed 665 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 78,569. The number of deaths reported on Wednesday was 10.
Among the newly diagnosed cases, 618 are Omanis and 47 expatriates. The ministry conducted 1,314 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours.
‘The number of new recoveries is 1,653, taking the total to 60,240, while the number of deaths has reached 412,’ an MoH statement said. As of Wednesday, a total of 522 patients were admitted in hospitals while 184 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.