Riyadh — The COVID-19 vaccines have significantly helped decrease the death rate in Saudi Arabia from 267 to 1.4 cases. Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Asiri, confirmed the statistics.
Dr. Abdullah compared the number of direct COVID deaths per 100,000 positive samples among the three waves in Saudi Arabia. He stated: “The first wave had witnessed the main virus and then the Alpha mutant, as the number of fatalities had reached 267.6 deaths, adding that there were no vaccines at that time.”
In the second Delta mutated wave of the virus, 99.3 deaths occurred. At the time, the campaigns giving COVID-19 vaccines were still in their early stages.
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“While the third wave has significantly witnessed a decrease in the fatalities rate, reaching 1.4 deaths,” Dr. Abdullah confirmed.
The decrease in the deaths rate has come due to the coverage of 70% of society members with COVID-19 vaccines.