Oman registers 1,138 new corona cases, nine deaths 

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Oman tested 3,570 people in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Oman to 238,614.
Oman tested 3,570 people in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Oman to 238,614.

MUSCAT — As many as 1,318 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were registered in Oman on Sunday, in addition to 9 new virus related death cases. The numbers bring the total confirmed infections in the country to 56,015 and the virus-related death toll to 257, the ministry of health announced.

Out of the new cases, 1,009 were detected in Omani citizens, while 309 were found in expatriates.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to 36,098 after 843 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.

The ministry said that 3,570 people were tested in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Oman to 238,614. The total number of current hospitalized COVID-19-infected patients stands at 525, of them 143 are in intensive care units.

“Unacceptable behaviors” led to the recent surge in cases in Oman, the country’s health ministry said, according to the Oman Observer, a newspaper based in the sultanate. — Agencies


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