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The reason for the decline in new COVID-19 cases in Oman was due to the lockdown during the Eid holidays. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Muscat: There has been a significant fall in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Oman, reports Times of Oman.

Attributing quote to Ibrahim Al Maimani, a data analyst, the report indicate that the recovery rate has reached 92.6 per cent while the number of patients in ICUs has declined by 20 since the beginning of May 2021, which represents seven per cent of the total cases.

The reason for the decline was due to the lockdown during the Eid holidays and days preceding it that prevented mass gatherings and restricted movement beyond 7pm till 4am, the official is quoted as saying.

The lockdown also effectively ensured the closure of commercial activities during the aforementioned timings.

New cases

“We note that the number of daily infections during the Eid Al Fitr holidays decreased, as 2,788 cases were recorded, with the average daily number falling by 225 a day from 783 to 588 new cases on May 11. Meanwhile, recoveries increased, and for a period of five days, the total amounted to 3,951 cases, with an average of 790 recoveries per day.”

Ibrahim says that despite the increase in recovery rate of 92.6 per cent, the number of deaths is still high, with 45 deaths recorded during the past five days at an average of nine per day.

As per the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health today, number of new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours is 87.