The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday reported 31 new COVID-19-related deaths over a three-day period, taking the total toll to 1,712. There were 3,139 new infections reported in this period, accounting for a total of 163,157 registered cases in the country. According to available data, there are 14,790 active COVID-19 cases in Oman.
The number of hospital admissions is also increasing, with 590 patients in health institutions on Sunday, including 186 in intensive care. ‘The number of recoveries has reached 146,677,’ an MoH statement said.
On Saturday evening, another batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at Muscat International Airport. ‘This batch arrived within the framework of the contract between Oman and the International Vaccine Federation. More than 139,000 people in Oman have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines till last month,’ MoH stated.
‘Oman has contracted the International Vaccine Federation to obtain 1mn doses that target ten per cent of the population,’ the statement added.
Last week, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, announced that Oman has booked more than 2.5mn doses from one of the major companies that are set to arrive in August.
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