Kuwait Death rate increases by 40% during the coronavirus Year

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Kuwait Death rate increases by 40% during the coronavirus Year
Kuwait Death rate increases by 40% during the coronavirus Year. Image Source@TimesKuwait

Kuwait City, March 1: The total number of deaths in Kuwait during the year 2020 (the year of Corona) increased by about 40 percent when compared to the total number of deaths in 2019, Al-Rai reported.

By the end of 2020, a total of 11,302 citizens and expats deaths were reported. In 2019, the total number of deaths recorded was 8,072. The number of deaths of both citizens and non-citizens, increased by 3230 in 2020.

According to a statistic published by the daily based on official figures issued by the Funeral Affairs Department in Kuwait Municipality, the deaths among non-Kuwaitis increased by 60.5 percent during 2020.  5380 Expats died in 2020.

In terms of deaths among citizens, It increased by 25.46 percent, reaching 5,922 in 2020, compared to 4,720 in 2019.

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Source: TimesKuwait

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