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COVID-19: Oman inches towards 2,500 mark

2 May 2020

The total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the sultanate as of Saturday reached 2,483. Wilyat of Muttrah continues to be the most affected with 1381 cases, registering only seven cases on Saturday, while Muscat Governorate now has 1769 cases.  

The registration of 36 new cases on Saturday, (Muscat had 22) was a relief as Oman has been witnessing around hundred new cases daily. 

Of the new cases, 22 were Omani nationals and 14 non-Omanis.  

Another positive that came to the fore on Saturday was the he number of new recoveries as it  increased from 495 to 750, a rise of 255 in day. “The number of COVID-19 recoveries have increased significantly from 495 to 750,’ MoH stated. 

However, the death toll increased to 12 on Saturday with the death of a 60 year old resident. 

On Thursday, Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health reaffirmed that no indicators, as of now, show that the virus is abating. “We have not yet reached the peak of the pandemic,” he said. 

“Studies on the virus are still on and results differ from one country to another, but he confirmed, it is not possible to predict the date when the Coronavirus curve peaks. Countries announce peaks when the number of cases subsides consistently,” he added. 

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