Nearly 99% of COVID-19 cases detected in the current period are Omicron, a top Ministry of Health (MOH) expert said.
Dr. Amal bint Saif Al Maani, Director of the Department of Prevention and Infection Control at MOH, said that according to the latest statistics and lab test results, about 99 per cent of COVID-19 cases registered lately in the Sultanate are Omicron. In the last three days, MOH registered over 4,000 new cases, including three deaths.
“It is noticeable that the spread of infection occurred simultaneously in all governorates in the same period, unlike previous waves, where the spread began in certain governorates, and the percentage of positive results among those showing symptoms reached 25 per cent in some governorates,” Dr. Amal pointed out.
“We warn those who have chronic diseases or are over 60 years old to take the third dose to ensure their safety,” she added.