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64 per cent deaths in 60+

26 Apr 2021

4,604 cases in 0-4 age group, 3,827 among 5-14 year olds

The COVID-19 death toll in people over 60 years of age has been devastating as 63.7 per cent of the total fatalities resulting from the disease are in this age group. The figure is shocking, more so, as those over 60 represent only 6.28 per cent of the total cases in the sultanate. The infection fatality rate of this group is 10.5 per cent compared to the overall rate of 1.04 per cent. 

All the remaining deaths in Oman are in the age group of 15-59. Fatalities among male patients constitute 70.8 per cent, while Omanis account for 72.5 per cent of the total deaths. 

According to the Ministry of Health’s Tarassud statistical app, to date 169,877 cases have been reported in the 15-59 age group or 89.2 per cent of the total cases. 

Of the total, 11,962 or 6.28 per cent of the cases have been recorded in people over 60 years. 

There were 4,604 children – or 2.4 per cent – in the 0-4 age group who were infected, while children from five to 14 years accounted for 3,827 cases or two per cent of the total infections. 

The largest number of cases and deaths -96,211 and 609 respectively – have been reported in Muscat. It is followed by North Batinah (26,830 cases and 380 deaths), South Batinah (17,143 cases and 222 deaths), Dakhliyah (13,468 cases and 208 deaths) and Dhofar (12,695 cases and 200 deaths) making the top five most affected governorates.

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