COVID-19 prevalence in Oman at 6%, study reveals

Merge 104.8  |  16 September 2020

The prevalence rate of COVID-19 in Oman is 6 per cent of the population, 3.9 per cent within Omanis and 8.7 per cent for non-Omanis, according to the results of the first phase of Oman’s National Serological Survey for COVID-19.

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The results of the survey which began in July of this year showed that the number of COVID-19 cases has touched 276,685 including those who had symptoms and those who did not.

The study showed that the Governorates of Muscat and Al-Wusta had the highest prevalence of the disease, at a rate of 9.2 per cent, while the Governorate of Buraimi stood at 7.3 per cent.

In North Al-Batinah Governorate, the prevalence rate was 5.7 per cent and in the South Al-Batinah Governorate it was 5.6 per cent. The lowest rate was recorded in Musandam Governorate with only 0.9 per cent.