Qatar recorded a whopping 97.15% COVID-19 recovery rate on Monday, highlighting the country’s relentless efforts, both medical and governmental, in controlling the pandemic.
Qatar has recorded a 97.15% COVID-19 recovery rate since the start of the pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The hopeful statistics show the highest recovery rate in the Middle East and comes as Qatar enters phase 4 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions this week.
Relative to its population, Qatar has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world, and the second-highest total of confirmed cases in the MENA region after Saudi Arabia.
However, some 115,895 out of 118,994 infected people have recovered from COVID-19 in the Gulf state since the start of the pandemic, with only 198 reported deaths — the lowest death rate in the world. Qatar has also performed a total number of 634,745 COVID-19 tests, which is relatively high to the country’s population.
The number of recoveries and deaths is significantly low compared to the number of reported cases — a statistic attributed by authorities to the country’s healthcare system and quick response to the virus.
Earlier this year, the country announced its four-phase approach to lifting COVID-19 restrictions imposed to tackle the pandemic, with phase four split into two phases.
On September 1st, the first part of phase four was launched, which saw schools and public transportation open with a 30% capacity limit, allowing weddings with a maximum of 40 people indoors, and opening cinemas with a 15% capacity limit.
Details for the second part of phase four is expected to be announced later this month.