Coronavirus: Death rate high among the 40-69 age group in Oman

Oman Tuesday 16/June/2020 13:51 PM
By: Times News Service
Coronavirus: Death rate high among the 40-69 age group in Oman

Muscat: Most people who died of COVID-19 in Oman are between the ages of 40 and 69, according to the latest statistics published by the Ministry of Health.

According to data issued by the ministry, 27 patients between the ages of 60 and 69 died of COVID-19, while no deaths were recorded among those under the age of 20.

The data revealed that among the people who died 8 patients were over the age of 80, 14 were aged between 70 and 79, and 5 were in the 20 to 29 age group.

The highest recorded deaths due to Covid-19 were patients between the age of 30 and 69. "As many as 19 people between the age of 30 and 38, 21 between 40 and 49, 20 between 50 and 56, and 27 between 60 and 69 died of the disease," the ministry of health added.

According to the study issued by Royal Hospital, "Our mortality rates were high in patients who were older, diabetic, had high CRP and total bilirubin and in patients with low serum calcium and among ICU admission."

"The mean age for ICU patients was 50 ± 17 years; lower than reports from large cohorts in other countries" adding that, "There is no statistical significant difference in age between ICU and non- ICU patients in our cohort. This indicates that age alone is not a risk factor for ICU admission, similar to findings from Italian and a number of other studies from China. However, the total population in Oman is young with a median age of 30.6 years and 54% of the patients in this cohort were young foreign-born workers."