The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 1,041 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 related deaths on Monday. The 1,000 mark was breached after almost a month. On May 3, the ministry reported 1,093 cases.
With Monday’s figures, the total number of cases registered in the sultanate now stands at 217,224 and the death toll 2,345. The total number of recoveries is 199,960 which translates to a recovery rate of 92.1 per cent.
One hundred and four patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in a 24-hour period on Monday, taking the total number of inpatients to 808, including 247 in intensive care.
The month of May saw daily cases averaging around 800, with the number of infections increasing in the last few days. The daily count went up from 817 on May 25 to 866 on May 26 and 880 on May 27. The cumulative figure for May 28-30 was 2,399.
Occidental Oman has announced an agreement with MoH to fund the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
The company will support the ministry with a sponsorship of US$2.5mn for the latter’s COVID-19 immunisation efforts. ‘The sponsorship aims to enhance vaccination levels in the country against the coronavirus, particularly among high-risk individuals and the ministry’s target groups,’ a statement issued by Oxy said.
‘This vaccine programme continues Occidental Oman’s support for COVID-19-related initiatives in the year 2020 and in 2021.’