Muscat: Most patients in the field hospital are under 60 years old and there is a very small per cent of patients who received two doses. For those who received one dose, the symptoms were less severe than those who did not receive the vaccine, Dr. Nabil bin Muhammad Al Lawati, the director of the field hospital for Covid-19 patients said.
"The total number of inpatients in the field hospital for Covid-19 so far has reached 124 patients, as the occupancy rate in the hospital has reached more than 90 per cent, while the number of cases in the High Accreditation Department has reached the capacity with an occupancy rate of 100 per cent," the Oman News Agency said in a statement.
Dr. Nabil bin Muhammad Al Lawati, the director of the field hospital for Covid-19 patients, indicated in a statement to the Oman News Agency that the hospital increased its capacity to 150 beds, pointing out that during the period from May 25 until today, the number of beds that was increased reached 50.
Al-Lawati stated that the hospital received 31 cases yesterday and received more than 24 cases on a daily basis in recent days. Noting that the period of patients staying in the hospital for a longer period greatly affects the reception of other cases, especially at the present time, and there is great pressure on the beds with the increase in the number of cases.
"The current cases are more critical and severe, as the cases we receive are in a critical situation, whether with severe shortage of oxygen or apparent respiratory failure, which seems to appear since the first week of symptoms show up. He further added that these symptoms emerged previously in the second week, which confirms the ferocity of the virus," Dr. Nabil Al Lawati added.