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COVID-19 curve flattens

23 Aug 2021

With the Ministry of Health (MoH) reporting less than 200 daily cases for over a week now, the COVID-19 curve in Oman appears to be flattening. 

On Monday, the MoH reported 151 new COVID-19 cases. There were 158 cases on Thursday, 122 on Friday and 105 on Saturday. 

According to OmanVS Covid19, MoH’s official Twitter handle for COVID-19, for a period of seven days from August 15 to 21, the number of cases went down by 26 per cent, while deaths decreased by 33 per cent. 

The number of hospitalisations over the same period dropped by 29 per cent, while those in intensive care units declined by 24 per cent. 

With this, recoveries in the week went up 47 per cent. Vaccination coverage also climbed four per cent in the week. 

With 151 new cases on Monday and seven related deaths, the total number of cases registered in the sultanate has now reached 301,450, including 4,038 deaths.

Twenty patients were admitted to hospitals across Oman in a 24-hour period on Monday, taking the total number of inpatients to 167, including 81 in ICUs.

With the addition of 266 recoveries, the total went up to 290,410, accounting for a recovery rate of 96.3 per cent.

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