Muscat: The Sultanate saw a new record for the number of deaths since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, exceeding 20 deaths. A social activist and data analyst said that according to data from the Ministry of Health, the numbers point to a significant increase in new cases of coronavirus infections and ICU patients in the region.
Speaking exclusively to Times of Oman, Ibrahim Al Maimani, a social activist and data analyst, said, "24 deaths were recorded on Saturday, 12 June, which is a new record since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic in the Sultanate. It is worth noting that the existing cases exceeded 21,000, and that the last time these same existing cases were recorded was on July 23, 2020.”
He also said that there is an increase in the number of inpatients in hospitals by 46 per cent from the beginning of June until today, June 13. There has been an increase of 372 cases taking the total to 1,180 cases. Intensive care cases increased by 51 per cent from the beginning of the month until June 13, after an increase of 127 cases taking the total to 374 cases.
On June 13, 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 153 and 374 patients were admitted to ICU, bringing the total number of patients admitted to health institutions to 1,180 cases.
The Sultanate also recorded 46 deaths during the past three days. On Thursday it was 15 deaths, on Friday seven deaths and on Saturday, 24 deaths, bringing the total to 2,513. There are 4,415 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 is 234,634, with 210,952 recovered (90 per cent) and 2,513 deaths (1.07 per cent).