Muscat: Oman has recorded a new record number of deaths exceeding 80 on Sunday due to COVID-19 disease. 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: "During the weekend, 5,320 new cases were recorded. 1,929 cases were recorded on Thursday, 1,754 cases on Friday, and 1,637 cases on Saturday, and 4,961 new cases of recovery were recorded at a rate of 1,654 cases of recovery per day."
"As for the existing cases, they are still on the rise, as 26,492 cases are registered to date," Al Maimani said. He also confirmed that an increase in the number of inpatients in hospitals during the weekend was also observed by 10 per cent, where the number was 1,306 and became 1,436 cases, with an increase of 130 cases."
Ibrahim Al Maimani explained that as for the number of inpatients in intensive care, an increase of 8 per cent was observed during the weekend, where the number was 382 cases, and they became 414 cases."
"Finally, 84 new deaths were recorded within 3 days, and accordingly, the total number of deaths in the Sultanate of Oman since the beginning of this month until today has become 365 deaths, at a rate of 18.3 deaths per day, which is the highest death rate since the beginning of the pandemic," he added.
On June 20, statistics made available on Tarassud, the coronavirus monitoring app launched by the ministry, showed that the number of those hospitalized during the past 24 hours reached 170 and 414 patients were admitted to ICU, bringing the total number of patients admitted to health institutions to 1,436 cases.
The Sultanate also recorded 84 deaths during the past three days, on Thursday this was 30 deaths, 27 deaths on Friday and 27 deaths on Saturday bringing the total to 2,710. There are 5,320 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 248,043, with 218,841 recovered or 88.2 per cent.