Qatar’s COVID-19 recovery rate highest among GCC countries

The recovery rate from COVID-19 in Qatar is highest among the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
According to the Gulf Statistics Center, Qatar recorded 99.2 percent COVID-19 recovery rate, while Saudi Arabia recorded 97.3 percent, Oman 96.5 percent, Kuwait 98.6 percent, Bahrain 96 percent, and the UAE 96.6 percent.
In a tweet on Sunday, the centre said the total confirmed COVID-19 infections in the Gulf countries amounted to 3519,213, while total recovery cases touched 3413,126, and the total deaths amounted to 20,227.
Qatar on Sunday recorded 283 recoveries from the virus, bringing the total number of cases recovered to 355,333, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said.
The MoPH said a total of 6,398,889 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the vaccination programme. The ministry said 1,285,889 COVID-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date, explaining that 88.1 percent of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
The MoPH noted that there is clear evidence of the protective effects of the vaccines and the majority of patients being admitted to ICU with COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or had their second dose more than six months ago and have not received a booster dose.
It said the latest evidence shows that the country has passed the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, as the number of daily new cases continues to decrease.
The support of the community in adhering to the government restrictions and COVID-19 precautions, in addition to the high vaccination rate, have played a significant role in reaching this stage and stabilising the number of new daily cases.