Coronavirus: Oman Reports Steady Rise of 53 New Cases

An Omani boy runs after his father as they rush to Friday Prayers at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. (File photo: AP)
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Oman announced on Sunday 53 new cases of coronavirus, a similar rise to the previous day, bringing the total number of cases in the sultanate to 599.

Three of the 599 recorded cases have died, while 109 have recovered, said Oman’s Ministry of Health on Twitter.

On Saturday, the sultanate had recorded 62 new cases, nine more than today’s rise.

The increase in cases comes after Oman’s minister of health said on Thursday that the number of cases will in the country was set to rise.

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“The cases are increasing, and we have not reached the peak,” said Dr Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi.

The sultanate will continue to enforce precautionary measures to slow down the rate of infections, added the minister.

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