Coronavirus cases in Oman surpass 12,000

Out of the cases reported on Monday, 298 are of Omani citizens, while 488 are expatriates. -- Courtesy photo

MUSCAT -- With 786 new corona cases reported in Oman during the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 12,223, the ministry of health said on Monday.

Out of the newly reported cases, 298 are of Omani citizens, while 488 are non-Omani residents, the ministry added.

Three people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths to 50, a ministry spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in the country rose to 2,682.

The new cases are a drop from the day before when Oman reported its highest daily toll.

Cases in the country have been rising over the last few days, crossing the 10,000 mark on Saturday. -- Agencies