Spread of COVID-19 in Saudi ArabiaCurrent incidence in the week ending 02/05/2023: 0.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 828,012 infected people and 9,575 deaths have been reported in Saudi Arabia.
The total of 828,012 infected people currently represents 2.4 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 5th, 2023, was 240, for a 7-day incidence of 0.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, eleven people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.2 percent in Saudi Arabia.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 68.15 million vaccine doses have been administered as of December 4th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 26.95 million people who have received at least one vaccination (77.4 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 15.85 million people (45.5 percent).
25.35 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia (= 72.8 percent).
This means that Saudi Arabia is still among the fairly good midfield countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 74 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||170 cm||158 cm|
|Weight||80.9 kg||73.6 kg|
|Saudi Arabia||Ø worldwide|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
|Saudi Arabia||Ø worldwide|
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Saudi Arabia, 14.3 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 9 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Saudi Arabia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.2 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 85,900 physicians in Saudi Arabia, there are about 2.39 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.