The GCC has been highlighted by relatively high rates of recovery from COVID-19 infection. On September 8th, according to Worldometer data from the MEED report , the number of cases of coronaviruses in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) crossed 1676 497. Of the total, 44.7% were GCC six Member States, while Iran accounted for another 23.2%.
However, the GCC Countries’ fast recovery rates are significantly higher than the world average according to recently reported research findings.
In Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain, UAE, and Oman a total of 81.4% were recovered compared to a global 57%. This Limelight the region of GCC.
Also, each GCC Member State has achieved much greater than its global average. In Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Oman a total of 81.4% were recovered compared to a global 57%.
The average recovery score for each GCC member nation was 89.2%, 86.8% for Bahrain, and 66.7% for Oman. Meanwhile, 93% of all patients in the Kingdom of COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia have recovered. The number of recoveries was 302,900 of the 325,651 cases reported.
CoronaTracker.com has published the other GCC results, a project involving over 460 data scientists, medicines, and developers, which monitor and evaluate global developments relating to the pandemic.
It provides data from many international media and public bodies, including the International Organisation for the Safety and Prevention of Disease (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control, and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
The rate of recovery reflects the percentage of the population of a country that has been reported infected by the fully recovered virus. The metric is currently considered as essential in measuring the effectiveness of the pandemic response by countries.
The National Task Force against Coronavirus in Bahrain has published good recovery rates to highlight efforts to reduce COVID-19 spread.
“International support for the work that we did from the WHO is proof of the correct approach to combating the virus,” said Dr. Waleed Khalifa Al-Manea, the Bahraini Under-Secretary and then a member of the task force.
“This should be an opportunity for the national containment plan to remain effective. The recovery rate for Bahrain is currently 83,85% and the mortality rate is 0,32% – 34% isolation center availability with 2 839 of 8 357 beds and 1,814 asymptomatic cases are preferably isolated from home after meeting the specified criteria.
The GCC has been previously honored by the WHO for its early, rapid, and effective outbreak response. Pace played a significant part in avoiding infection spread and avoiding overwhelming health facilities. This led to high recovery rates in the area.
“[It is] because of economical societies that have made public aware of full safety, availability and cost-effectiveness of self hygienic bags, and modern hospitals, which provide most individuals with up-to-date machining and insurance technology,” said Dr. Rasha Alani, of the Medicine Centre, Dubai.”
“So, in this region, people were given the opportunity to protect themselves, provided with quality services instead of in other places where the hurdles were so high.”She said health authorities have also helped through awareness drives and advertising.
Before KSA registered its first infection, KSA banned the foreign pilgrimage to Makkah and by mid-March, each GCC member had shut down schools and universities, followed by businesses that are not necessary. Almost every member country stopped international passenger flights by the end of March.
“The Gulf countries have taken far to ensure their citizens have access to testing,” said Abdelghany.
As the economy starts, he said, it will enable the safer opening of schools, restaurants, hostels, tourism, and other industries, alongside isolation strategies adopted by the UAE.