Improvements in the epidemiological situation in the country, following a fall in infections, decrease in fatality numbers, and an increase in vaccinations, has allowed the health authorities to look back on the year gone by with pride at the achievements they have realized in the fight against COVID-19.
Looking back on the low death rate from the virus in recent months, the health authorities note that Kuwait has recorded only 4 deaths as a result of complications from the virus in November, compared to 12 cases in October, 30 during September and 99 cases in August. There were 355 deaths in July, 194 cases in June, 203 cases during May, 244 deaths in April, 228 in March, 124 deaths during February, and 23 in January this year.
Since the first cases appeared in late February 2020, the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Kuwait reached 2,465 out of a total of 413,491 infections. This shows that the death rate in Kuwait was around 0.6 percent, which is the lowest among the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
In comparison, the death rate in Saudi Arabia was 1.6 percent with 8,842 deaths from 549,877 infections. The number of deaths in the UAE due to complications from the virus was 2,148 cases out of 74,214 infections, at a rate of 0.2 percent, and in the Sultanate of Oman it was 1.3 percent with 4,113 deaths out of 304,581 infections. in Bahrain, where 1,394 out of 277,803 people infected died, the death rate was 0.5 percent, and in Qatar the total deaths from the virus was 611 cases from 244,071 infections or 0.2 percent.
Health sources attributed the reason for the low death rate from COVID-19 virus in the GCC states in general and Kuwait in particular, to the high percentage of middle-aged and young people, as well as the high rate of anti-virus vaccinations, compared to other countries around the world. In addition, the Gulf health authorities applied the latest safe treatments and technical protocols used by the most advanced health systems in the world.