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A view of a port in Muscat. Image Credit: Supplied

Cairo: Oman reported on Thursday 739 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing to 26,818 the country's overall infections.

The newly diagnosed cases include 302 Omanis and 437 foreign residents, the Health Ministry said, according to the Omani news agency ONA.

The ministry announced three more deaths from COVID-19 over the previous day, taking Oman's total of such fatalities to 119.

The country's overall recoveries from the disease has reached 13,264, the ministry said.

There are 103 patients receiving intensive care treatment.

Oman has conducted 2,347 coronavirus tests over the past 24 hours, the ministry added.

Earlier this week, Omani authorities have enforced a lockdown on the Governorate of Dhofar and the port province of Duqm as part of precautions to stem the spread of COVID-19.