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Oman reports 9 deaths as recovery rates go up

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 927 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 193,253.

Nine new deaths were reported, bringing the total death toll to 2,010.

Ninety-six (96) people were hospitalized during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of inpatients in hospitals to 833, including 275 in intensive care units (ICUs).

The total recovery cases reached 173, 123, which is 90 percent of the total cases reported.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has decided to temporarily stop all unnecessary surgeries, suspend the leaves of health workers, prevent visits at Sultan Qaboos Hospital and reduce work in specialised clinics up to 30 percent.

The workforce from the medical and allied medical categories was redistributed, and the hospital's shift schedule was resumed to deal with the growing pressure on medical services.

Doctors in the Accident and Emergency Unit and primary health care institutions are instructed to promptly report cases of deaths resulting from the Covidl9- via Tarrasud application.

The new appointment schedules of the specialized clinics in Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah and the mechanism for providing monthly medications to people with chronic diseases were announced and disseminated.

A joint working group has been formed, including the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Medical Warehouses in Dhofar Governorate and the Salalah Medical Warehouse Department at Sultan Qaboos Hospital.

The team counts kits of medical materials and medicines used to prevent and treat admitted cases, as per the approved national protocol, to treat the symptoms and complications of Covid-l9-disease. It further follow-up their availability in enough quantities to cover the needs

of patients and make sure that all of these needs are available without the need to send samples to Muscat.

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