Coronavirus: Oman reports 738 new cases, raising total to 13,538

A researcher lifts a vial at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. (AFP)

Oman has recorded 738 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 13,538, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.

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Of the new cases, 324 are Omani nationals and 414 are non-Omanis, according to the ministry statement.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 2,845 and the death toll is now 67.

The ministry continued to urge people to adhere to precautionary measures in order to slow the spread of the virus.

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“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.

The Sultanate of Oman announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on February 24, two Omani women who had caught the virus in Iran. The country had only confirmed 192 cases by the end of March.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 12:36 - GMT 09:36
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