The share of COVID-19 cases in the OIC member countries of the global figure reached 11.65% on 21 September after 50 of the infected members recorded 25,735 new infections, bringing the total OIC confirmed cases to 3,666,183 since the start of the pandemic. There were 12 OIC nations with over 10,000 active cases. Meanwhile, twenty of the OIC members had less than 1,000 active cases, of which five countries had less than 100 unrecovered patients as of the same day.
Bangladesh had the largest number of active cases (86,925) among all OIC countries on 21 September. A total of six OIC countries recorded over one thousand new COVID-19 infections each on the same day namely Indonesia (4,176), Iraq (3,821), Iran (3,341) Turkey (1,743) Bangladesh (1,705) and Morocco (1,376). There were six of the infected OIC countries that did not report coronavirus infections on 21 September and Turkmenistan remained the only OIC member that is coronavirus-free.
A total of 26,399 COVID-19 patients had reportedly recovered in 44 OIC member countries on 21 September, bringing the total OIC recoveries to 3,099,393. This figure represents 84.54% of all OIC's confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. A total of 51 OIC nations had over 50% recovery rates, of which 21 had more than 90% recovery rates, on the same day. Iraq had the largest number of single-day recoveries (4,484) and Djibouti had the highest recovery rate (98.74%) among the OIC nations on the same day.
Speaking of the COVID-19 deaths toll in the OIC member countries, it reached 89,800 after 31 of them confirmed the passing away of 633 patients on 21 September. The pandemic's fatality rate in the infected OIC nations stood at 2.45%, which is relatively better than the global fatality rate of 3.08% on the same day. With 177 patients reportedly passed away, Iran had the largest number of deaths among the OIC nations, followed by Indonesia which reported 124 deaths on 21 September.