90% of Oman COVID-19 deaths are among unvaccinated: MOH

Image Credit: twitter @OmaniMOH
Image Credit: twitter @OmaniMOH

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued a report on the number of deaths and morbidity resulting from Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) according to the vaccination status in the Sultanate of Oman.

The report said the Sultanate of Oman recorded about 313,538 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), and the total deaths amounted to about 4,122 deaths.

while the recovery rate was 96.5% as on Monday.

The report said 94% of the total population of the Sultanate of Oman targeted for vaccination from the age of 12 years and above received at least one dose of vaccines, while the percentage of those who received two doses of vaccines reached 87%.

The report showed a decrease in the number of deaths and (morbidity) inpatients resulting from COVID-19 in the Sultanate of Oman, compared to the vaccination coverage rate. The reports shows a noticeable decrease in the number of deaths and inpatients. The higher vaccination campaign coverage rates, the lower the number of deaths and inpatients in hospitals.

The Ministry of health also clarified the percentage of deaths and morbidity due to Covid-19 as per the vaccination status in the Oman.

MOH also said that about 90% of deaths reported were among the unvaccinated group, while it was noted that the death rate among the vaccinated group was very low (7.5%) for those vaccinated with a One dose and (2.5%) for those immunized. in two doses.

The same applies to morbidity, its percentage for unvaccinated was about 89% of the total inpatients, while these percentages did not exceed (7%) for those vaccinated with one dose of vaccinations and (2.5%) for those vaccinated with two doses.

Despite the noticeable decrease in the rates of deaths and inpatients due to the Covid-19 virus in the two-dose vaccinated group, according to what studies have shown, it is possible to reduce these percentages further to reach their lowest levels, by taking the booster dose.

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