The closure of commercial activities starting next week aims to control the spread of the virus which till date has taken the lives of 2,053 people in Oman. On Monday, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 1,093 new COVID-19 cases, accounting for a total of 196,900 cases.
‘The total number of deaths in the country has reached 2,053 after ten people died on Monday. A total of 178,052 COVID-19 patients in the sultanate have recovered from the disease,’ an MoH statement said.
The number of those in intensive care units increased to 285 on Monday from 276 on Sunday. The total number of patients in health institutions was 816.
Available MoH data indicated that the Governorate of Muscat has recorded the highest number of new infections after 585 cases were reported on Monday, followed by North Batinah (109) and Dhofar (105). South Batinah recorded 73 new cases, Dakhliyah 63, South Sharqiyah 61, Dhahirah 39, Al Wusta 29, North Sharqiyah 21 and Buraimi eight, while Musandam reported no new cases.
Of the total cases, Muscat has the highest number with 99,642, followed by North Batinah (27,390) and South Batinah (17,653). Dakhliyah has a total of 13,828 cases, Dhofar 13,472, Dhahirah 6,186, South Sharqiyah 6,085, North Sharqiyah 5,508, Al Wusta 3,268, Buraimi 3,187 and Musandam 681.
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