Muscat: Oman recorded the highest number of daily COVID infections on Tuesday, since the start of the pandemic, according to figures published by the Ministry of Health.
On 1 February 2022, Oman recorded 2,828 fresh infections. According to Ibrahim Al Maimani, a data analyst and social activist in the country, the previous highest caseload was reported on 21 June 2021, when 2,529 infections were reported.
“However, we have seen 1,134 people recover from the disease, and 97 people were admitted to hospital over the last 24 hours,” he added.
“There are also 52 people in intensive care. Two deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of people who have died from coronavirus, since its onset, to 4,148.”
During January 2022, Oman reported 33,272 new COVID infections, at a daily average of 1,073 fresh cases. There were 19,584 people infected by the virus in January, during which period the recovery rate dipped to 93 per cent.
Furthermore, there was an increase in the number of inpatients and people admitted to ICUs during the first month of this year.
Admission to hospitals rose significantly -- while there were only 14 people in hospitals at the start of 2022, 320 people were being treated by the end of the month. Similarly, ICU occupancy rose from just four patients to 52 patients during the same period. Thirty people died from COVID-19 in January.
The Ministry of Health has reminded the people of the importance of adhering to the protocol to prevent themselves and others getting infected.
“With our commitment to wearing masks and maintaining social and physical distancing, we will prevent ourselves, our families, and our community from the spread of coronavirus,” said MOH as part of the daily briefing.