Infections by country
As of 29 May 2020, the countries with the highest number of registered cases are Iran (1,721,926 cases), Saudi Arabia (438,238), Pakistan (141,779), Qatar (89,976) and the United Arab Emirates (86,943). However, in terms of population, the countries with the highest number of infections are Qatar (2342 cases per 100,000 population), Kuwait (889), Bahrain (750), Afghanistan (409), and the United Arab Emirates (344).
The countries with the lowest number of infections to date are Syria (122), Yemen (283), Jordan (728), Tunisia (1,071) and Lebanon (1,172). Again, looking at the number of infections per 100,000 population, the countries least affected by the pandemic to date would be Syria (0.7), Yemen (1.5), Jordan (8.8), Tunisia (9.6) and Sudan (11.8).
Deaths due to Covid-19
In terms of the lethality of the disease caused by the virus, the countries that have recorded the highest number of deaths to date are Iran (7,677), Pakistan (1,317), Egypt (845), Saudi Arabia (458) and the United Arab Emirates (260). Taking into account the number of inhabitants in each country, the countries where the virus has shown the highest lethality are Iran (9.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Afghanistan (7.4), Kuwait (6.8), United Arab Emirates (2.7) and Djibouti (2.4).
The countries that have fortunately recorded the lowest number of deaths are Syria (4 deaths), Jordan (9), Bahrain (15), Djibouti (20) and Lebanon (26). Considering the number of inhabitants in each country, the countries with the lowest number of deaths caused by the virus are Syria (0.02 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Jordan (0.1), Yemen (0.34), Lebanon (0.42), Tunisia (0.43) and Iraq (0.48).