ANKARA

Oman’s Health Ministry confirmed three fatalities from coronavirus on Monday, taking the Gulf country’s death toll to 25.

A total of 193 people tested positive for COVID-19 virus, bringing the figure to 5,379, while 1,496 people have recovered, the official Omani News Agency reported.

Oman reported its first coronavirus cases on Feb.24.

Since the virus emerged in China last December, it has spread to 188 countries and regions.

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has exceeded 315,600, with more than 4.73 million confirmed cases, and recoveries topping 1.74 million, according to a running tally by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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