COVID-19 pandemic in Oman

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COVID-19 pandemic in Oman
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Total confirmed cases by governorates per 100,000 inhabitants
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Total confirmed cases by governorates as of 11 May
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseMuscat
Arrival date24 February 2020
(2 years, 11 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases4,341[1]
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Oman on 24 February 2020 when two citizens tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Iran.

Cases[change | change source]

By 2 May, the virus had spread to all the governorates of Oman. As of 14 May, the total number of cases registered in the sultanate is 4,3341, of which 1,303 cases have recovered and 17 have died.

Muscat continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases at over 3,200. Muttrah has been the worst affected wilayat (province) of the governorate, it held 45% of the total confirmed cases of the country in early April mostly due to local transmissions

Response[change | change source]

On 10 April, all of the Muscat governorate was put under lockdown until 22 April, this was extended twice, currently the lockdown is expected to end on 29 May.

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq declared that COVID-19 tests and treatment are free for all communities of the sultanate, including expatriates.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Covid-19 cases in Oman". Ministry of Health. Archived from the original on 23 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.