Oman announced the death of a 53-year-old resident with coronavirus on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the Sultanate to eight, according to the health ministry.
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“MO extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” the ministry said in a Twitter statement. “May his soul rest in peace."
The ministry also confirmed 98 new infections, bringing the total to 1,508 on Tuesday, including 238 recoveries.
The health ministry continued to urge people to adhere to the precautionary measures implemented to slow the spread of the deadly virus.
“With our commitment to health isolation and social distancing, we will prevent ourselves, our families, and our community from the spread of the coronavirus,” the ministry said in a statement.