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COVID-19 numbers show steady decline; immunisation rate up

26 Sep 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The sultanate is witnessing a marked progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19 cases while increasing the number of vaccinated individuals of the target population.

The Royal Hospital announced that it has discharged the last of its COVID-19 patients, even as the nationwide vaccination campaign continues.

‘For the first time in 18 months, the COVID-19 unit at Royal Hospital has zero patients. The last COVID-19 patient left the hospital on September 22,’ it said.

The Directorate General of Health in North Sharqiyah stated it has started vaccinating school students older than 12 years with the second dose. ‘Immunisation of students with the second dose has commenced. The first dose of vaccine started being administered from August 8, 2021.’

The number of students eligible for vaccination between the ages of 12 and 18 years is 24,385 spread across 86 schools in the governorate.

According to figures released by the Ministry of Health, 88 new cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths were registered in the last three days. This takes the total number of cases to 303,639 in the sultanate. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths has reached 4,095.
The ministry stated that 1,359 patients have recovered, taking the total to 296,527 recoveries.

The ministry also stated that two COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in the past 24 hours, accounting for a total of 41 in health institutions, including 24 in intensive care units.

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