Covid-19: Oman reaches new hospitalisation record

Oman Tuesday 23/March/2021 11:29 AM
By: Times News Service
Covid-19: Oman reaches new hospitalisation record

Muscat: The Sultanate recorded the highest number of hospitalised patients since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 70 patients admitted within 24 hours.

Dr. Adel bin Sulaiman Al Kharousi, Head of the Intensive Care Department at Khawla Hospital said to Oman TV: "In the current situation, the number of Covid-19 cases and  the ICU cases are increasing. The epidemiological curve is increasing. Within a month, the hospitalised cases doubled from 171 to more than 356, and the cases at ICU increased from 59 to 104 cases, an increase of 76 per cent.”

The number is concerning as for the first time since the start of the pandemic, 74 people have been hospitalised within one day. On the vaccination front as well, a record was made as the number of vaccinated people reached 100,000.

Aisha bint Khamis Al-Arjiyh, Senior Nurse at Khawla Hospital said: “Covid-19 cases are on the increase as the number of hospitalisations is increasing day by day. As a medical team, we are at risk and psychologically and physically disturbed and are in fear of contact with the outside community. We cannot even visit our family.”

Suleiman bin Muhammad Al-Kharousi, another senior nurse at Khawla Hospital added, ”The current situation is worrying. We hope that everyone takes care and caution."