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Coronavirus: Oman reports increase of 778 new cases, majority in expats

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Oman reported an increase of 778 new coronavirus cases, most of which were detected in non-Omani expatriates, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 14,316, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

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Out of the newly reported cases, 265 are of Omani citizens while 513 are of non-Omani expatriates, the ministry added.

The virus-related death toll in the country stands at 67, health minister Dr. Ahmad al-Saidi said.

Currently, 58 people are in intensive care, and a total of 226 are being treated in health care facilities, according to the ministry.

Meanwhile, 3,451 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Oman, the minister added.

The ministry urged people to adhere to preventative measures in order to combat the outbreak.

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