Coronavirus cases in Oman cross 10,000 in total

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Oman has recorded more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases, the latest figures released by the government show.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, a total of 10,423 cases have been reported since the pandemic first spread to Oman on February 24, when two cases were reported.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday, when 603 new cases were reported in the Sultanate. The number of recoveries has risen to 2,396, while 42 people have died from the disease. The first death in Oman from the disease came on April 1.

According to the Ministry of Health Tarassud app which was set up to monitor the rates of infection and the developments of the disease in the country, 75.2 per cent, or 7,846 cases of all reported coronavirus cases are in the Governorate of Muscat.

725 cases are from South Al Batinah, while a further 710 are in North Al Batinah. 463 are in the Dakhliyah Governorate, and the South Al Sharqiyah region accounts for another 268 cases. Furthermore, the Dhahirah region has 142 cases, and Buraimi about 110. The number of reported cases in other governorates – Dhofar (27), Musandam (eight), North Al Sharqiyah (97), and Al Wusta (27).

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In Muscat, of the 7,846 cases, 2,016 (25.6 per cent) are in Seeb, while Wilayat Muscat has only 80 cases. The largest percentage of reported cases comes from Wilayat Muttrah, which accounts for a little less than half the cases reported so far (3,732 cases, or 47.5 per cent). 297 cases (3.7 per cent) have been reported in Al Amerat.

Wilayat of Bausher (1,694 cases) accounts for 21.5 per cent of cases, while with 27 cases, Quriyat has the smallest rate of infections in the Governorate of Muscat, at just 0.3 percent.

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