Coronavirus recoveries exceed two million in OIC countries

Coronavirus recoveries exceed two million in OIC countries

Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – Recoveries from the coronavirus in the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Organization (OIC) reached 2,026,234, while the total number of the virus infections stood at 2,566,042 confirmed cases until August 5, according to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data.

The recovery rate in the OIC countries reached 78.9 percent of the total number of the confirmed cases, reflecting a relative improvement compared to the recovery rate worldwide, which stands at 63.7 percent.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the global death rate from the coronavirus pandemic is 3.76 percent, while the death rate from the virus in the OIC Member States stands at 2.4 percent.

Brunei Darussalam ranked first among the OIC countries in terms of recovery rate, which reached 98 percent, with a total number of 138 recoveries; followed by the State of Qatar, with a recovery rate of 97.9 percent, or a total of 108,254 recoveries. Malaysia ranked third with a recovery rate of 96.4 percent, or a total of 8,702 recoveries.

As for the virus infection, Iran topped the OIC countries in terms of the number of confirmed cases, with a total of 317,483 infections, while the recoveries amounted 274,932. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came in second place, with a total of 281,456 confirmed cases, and 243,713 recoveries; followed by Pakistan, in the third place, with a total of 281,136 confirmed cases, and 254,286 recoveries.

The data revealed that the United Arab Eimrates ranked first in terms of the number of swab tests conducted per capita, totaling 5,262,658; followed by Turkey with 4,973,466; then Saudi Arabia with a total of 3,528,040 swab tests.

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