14 more die as Oman corona cases near 60,000

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Oman's health ministry has urged citizens and residents to avoid going out unless absolutely necessary. — Courtesy photo
Oman's health ministry has urged citizens and residents to avoid going out unless absolutely necessary. — Courtesy photo

MUSCAT — Oman has reported 14 new fatalities due to coronavirus over the past 24 hours and an additional 1,389 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 59,568, the health ministry announced Tuesday.

As the daily death toll increases, the overall death toll has reached 273 as of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, an additional 730 recoveries were recorded, taking the total to 37,987, according to the health ministry.

Of the newly detected cases, 1,050 are Omani nationals and 339 and foreigners.

As cases continue to increase, the health ministry urges citizens and residents to comply with the preventative measures including wearing a face mask at all times while in public and in crowded places and maintaining social distancing of at least two meters. The measures also include continuous washing of hands with water and soap, or using hand sanitizer and avoiding going out unless absolutely necessary. — Agencies


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