Oman cases exceed 40,000; 36 deaths in the past week

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In Oman, 1,003 people who had previously tested positive for the virus have recovered. The total number of recoveries has reached 23,425 as of Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

MUSCAT — Oman has confirmed 1,010 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 40,070 on Tuesday, the health ministry announced.

Of the newly detected cases 776 are Omani nationals while 234 are foreigners.

A total of 36 people have died due to COVID-19 in the past week, according to government figures. The highest number of deaths in the past week took place on Friday, June 26, when nine people lost their lives. Another seven persons died from the disease on Tuesday, the health ministry said, raising the death toll to 176.

Meanwhile, 1,003 people who had previously tested positive for the virus have recovered. Oman’s total number of recoveries has reached 23,425 as of Tuesday.

Authorities conducted 3,121 tests of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 437 individuals receiving medical care in hospitals with 117 in the intensive care unit, according to the health ministry. — Agencies


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