Oman recorded 193 new coronavirus infections, mostly in non-Omanis, and one new death, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
This brings the total number of cases in the country to 5,379 and the virus-related death toll to 23.
The ministry confirmed that 72 Omani citizens and 121 non-Omani residents were infected with the virus.
A 46-year-old non-Omani resident died on Monday due to the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in the country rose to 1,496.
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Oman announced its first two cases of the virus on February 24 after two Omani women were infected during a trip to Iran.
Strict measures were imposed throughout Oman to prevent the further spread of the virus. A lockdown had been implemented in the capital Muscat and was extended until the end of May. Ramadan mass gatherings were also banned throughout the Sultanate.
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