No breach of stay-at-home order detected

James Kon

No violations were found nationwide during the movement restriction order from 10pm to 4am on Wednesday night, said the Ministry of Health in its daily statement yesterday.

Meanwhile, the tally of active COVID-19 cases in the Sultanate rose to 309 after 47 new COVID-19 cases were detected yesterday – 31 local cases and 16 imported cases.

With the latest COVID-19 cases, the national tally of confirmed cases is 15,797.

The new cases were detected through 4,094 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours. The infection rate of positive case is 1.15 per cent.

The number of recoveries stands at 15,386, following the recovery of five cases.

One Category 4 case is under close monitoring, requiring oxygen assistance, while there are no cases in Category 5 requiring artificial ventilation at the intensive care unit.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide has increased to 8.4 per cent.

As of January 12, 94.6 per cent of the populace had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.7 per cent had received two doses. Thirty-one per cent had received the booster shots.

The COVID-19 Holding Area Mahad in Tutong District. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR