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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Oman sees 19% surge in deaths reported in 2 years

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Muscat: Omanis accounted for 80 percent of the total number of deaths in the country during the last two years, according to the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).


The number of deaths reported in the country increased by 19.45 percent during the same period.


Of these 10,108 deaths recorded among Omanis, 5,791 were males and 4,317 were females.


Among 2,541 expatriate deaths, 2,092 were males and 449 were females.


Two deaths were recorded per hour, 35 deaths per day, and 1,054 deaths per month.


The data indicated that the number of Omani deaths was highest in June last year at 1,338.


Most deaths were in the group 65 years and above at 6,833, followed by the age group 40-64 with 3,943 deaths, and the age group of less than a year) with 675 deaths.


The infant mortality rate was 8.2 percent, while the decrease in the number of infant deaths was 175 percent between 2017 and 2021, and the mortality rate for children under five years old per thousand population.


Statistics indicated that the total deaths from the Covid pandemic amounted to 2,941 in 2021, which constituted 23.2 percent of the total deaths in the Sultanate of Oman.


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