COVID-19 infections in Oman spike to record high in April

Oman Saturday 24/April/2021 20:44 PM
By: Times News Service
COVID-19 infections in Oman spike to record high in April

Muscat: The Sultanate has seen a record number of new infections of COVID-19 and deaths during April 2021, according to data from the Ministry of Health, pointing to a significant increase in new cases of coronavirus infections and deaths in the region.

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, statistics made available on Tarassud, the coronavirus monitoring app launched by the Ministry, showed that the number of those hospitalised during the past 24 hours reached 107. In all 266 patients are admitted to ICUs.

The total number of patients admitted to health institutions in the Sultanate comes to 822 cases. This is the first time the Sultanate has registered so many patients hospitalised  since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Sultanate also recorded 16 deaths during the past 24 hours bringing the total to 1,942 besides 1,508 new cases of Coronavirus, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry stated that the total number of registered cases in the Sultanate has now risen to 185,278 cases, the recovered 165,051, which works out to  89.08 per cent, and 1,942 deaths, which is 1.05 per cent.

The total cases currently sick with COVID-19 disease in the Sultanate is 18,285, or 9.87 per cent.

Speaking exclusively to Times of Oman, Ibrahim Al Maimani, a social activist and data analyst said: “Continuing the registration of millennial infections in the Sultanate of Oman for the twenty-first day in a row, as on Thursday, the total of new cases reached 1,508, and thus the total of new cases that were recorded in April 2021 would be 26,060 new cases at a rate of 1,184 cases per day.”

He pointed out, “It is worth noting that July 2020 recorded the highest daily rate for new cases, where the rate was 1,261 cases per day.

“It appears from this that April 2021 is the highest recorded daily infections since the start of the pandemic in the Sultanate.”

“Also the continued increase in daily deaths, as the total in April reached 261, at a rate of 12.4 deaths per day, which is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. Also, April registered record numbers of deaths occurring for the first time, as 19 cases were recorded daily on 15, 16, 17 and 20 of April 2021,” he confirmed.