Death toll from Covid-19 rises to 30 in Oman

Muscat: A 63-year-old expatriate died of Covid-19 bringing the number of deaths from the disease to 30 in Oman, the Ministry of Health said.

Also on Wednesday, MOH announced the death of a 66-year-old citizen after he was diagnosed with Covid-19 marking the second death on Wednesday.

The first incident death resulted on Wednesday was that of a 70-year-old Omani citizen.

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday logged 372 new confirmed COVID-19 cases including 152 Omanis and 220 non-Omanis.

The Sultanate’s confirmed Coronavirus caseload currently stands at 6,043.

On Tuesday the Ministry of Health said the curve of COVID-19 infections in the Sultanate continues to move upward and that the peak of infections has not been reached thus far, however, the epidemiological situation is considered to be normal.

Talking to Oman TV, Mohammed bin Saif al Hosni, Under-secretary for Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health said that 83 percent of those infected with COVID-19 in the Sultanate are in the age group 15-50 years old.

As many as 72,000 Coronavirus tests have now been carried out. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals stands at 111 cases including 33 in intensive care of whom 30 patients have been put on ventilators.

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