20. The UAE credits their low mortality rates to their small population of over 60s!
Just behind Qatar for the lowest death rate globally is the United Arab Emirates, with 1.519 deaths per 1000 people per year. Do they also have an incredible health system to keep everyone in their country in good health? Well, it’s to do with age in the UAE. The Middle East may have a larger number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, but their fatality rate from the virus is still meager, below 1%! How have they been able to achieve such a low fatality rate compared to the rest of the world?
Thanks to their smaller population of people in the 60 and over category, they’ve been able to remain very healthy. The number of their cases may be high, but it results from so many tests being conducted within the country. That has helped people stay aware of their infections and be able to quarantine if necessary. They have also been quite strict with their quarantine strategy, which may or may not impacted their fatality rate. Whatever they’re doing is working, and we’re hoping that lots of other countries can reach this point as well!