Muscat: Pointing to a significant fall in new coronavirus infections and number of patients in the region, a social activist and data analyst said that the recovery rate has reached 92.6 per cent while the number of patients in ICUs has declined by 20 since the beginning of May 2021.
Speaking exclusively to the Times of Oman, Ibrahim Al Maimani, a social activist and data analyst, said, “We note that the number of daily infections during the Eid Al Fitr holiday decreased, as 2,788 cases were recorded, with the average daily number falling by 225 a day from 783 to 588 new cases on May 11. Meanwhile, recoveries increased, and for a period of five days, the total amounted to 3,951 cases, with an average of 790 cures per day.”
Despite the increase in recovery rate to 92.6 per cent, Al Maimani noted that the number of deaths is still high, with 45 deaths recorded during the past five days at an average of nine per day, and the reason is the high number of cases in intensive care.
As for the hospitalised patients, Al Maimani pointed out that a decrease of 111 cases was noticed since the beginning of May, that is 13 per cent, of a total of 722 cases recorded. The number of ICU cases fell by 20 since the beginning of May which is 7 per cent of the 255 such cases recorded.
According to Maimani, this decrease in the number of hospitalised patients in intensive care and the decrease in cases of COVID-19 comes due to the decisions of the Supreme Committee in charge of dealing with COVID-19, including the closure of commercial activities and the prevention of the movement of individuals and vehicles during the night period.
The Ministry of Health recorded that the total number of positive cases in the Sultanate stands at 205,501 with as many as 2,788 new cases being registered during the period from May 11 till May 15. With 45 new COVID-19-related deaths, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths cases reached 2,193. The Ministry added that 3951 new cases have recovered during the aforesaid period, bringing the total number to 190,342 recoveries.
The Ministry also pointed out that 63 cases were hospitalised over the past 24 hours, adding that the total number of currently hospitalised patients stands at 722, of them 255 are in intensive care units (ICUs).