Coronavirus: The top 10 countries with the highest mortality globally, in Arab world

A protective mask, which is widely used as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, is pictured on a table world globe in this illustration taken March 17, 2020. (Reuters)

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 4.4 million people around the world and claimed the lives of over 300,000.

The number of COVID-19 fatalities represents 6.81 percent of all confirmed cases globally.

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However, some hard-hit countries have a much higher mortality. Here are the top 10 countries with the highest coronavirus mortality globally, according to John Hopkins data:

1. Nicaragua: 32.0 percent

2. Yemen: 17.1 percent

3. Belgium: 16.4 percent

4. France: 15.2 percent

5. United Kingdom: 14.4 percent

6. Italy: 14.0 percent

7. Netherlands, Hungary: 12.9 percent

8. Sweden: 12.4 percent

9. Antigua and Barbuda: 12.0 percent

10. Spain: 11.9 percent

Here are the top 10 countries with the highest coronavirus mortality in the Arab world:

1. Yemen: 17.1 percent

2. Algeria: 8.3 percent

3. Syria: 6.2 percent

4. Egypt: 5.3 percent

5. Sudan: 5.0 percent

6. Libya: 4.7 percent

7. Tunisia: 4.4 percent

8. Somalia: 4.3 percent

9. Iraq: 3.8 percent

10. Lebanon: 3.0 percent

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54