Muscat: More than 300 people with COVID-19 are currently in intensive care units across Oman, figures released by the Ministry of Health show.
There are currently 303 COVID patients in ICUs, a significant rise from the 297 people who were in intensive care as of Monday, 7 June, and the 290 reported on Sunday, 6 June.
There are also about 983 patients with the coronavirus admitted to hospitals, of whom 129 were admitted in the last 24 hours. 2,434 people have also unfortunately died from the disease since the start of the pandemic.
Oman’s total COVID caseload stands at 226,648, with 206,026 people having recovered from the disease, or about 91 per cent of all those who have been infected by it.
The Ministry of Health continues to remind people to adopt the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
These including avoiding group activities and gatherings, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, regularly and thoroughly washing hands with soap and sanitisers, avoid touching one’s face, mouth, nose, and eyes, following healthy habits while sneezing or coughing, and committing to isolation if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or have come into contact with those who have the disease.
“With our commitment to wearing a mask and maintaining social and physical distancing, we will prevent ourselves, our families, and our community from the spread of the coronavirus,” said the ministry in its advisory.
To bring down case numbers and hospital admission rates in the country, people currently eligible for their second dose of the COVID vaccine have been asked to get vaccinated at the earliest.
The General Directorate of Health Services in Muscat announced it would “start giving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines for those who have received the first dose, and have completed 10 weeks or more, as per prior scheduled appointment.”
Depending on where they live, those who need to get second dose can go to the Al Nubaha School for Basic Education in Seeb, Quriyat Polyclinic, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Boushar, the office of the Governor of Al Amerat, and Imam Jaber bin Zaid School for people in Muscat and Muttrah.
All of these centres are open from 8am to 2pm on weekdays and are closed on weekends, with the exception of Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, which will see vaccine recipients between 9am and 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.