Forty-four of the OIC member countries confirmed 88,586 new COVID-19 patients on 3 December bringing the total OIC infections to 6,856,365 since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This figure accounts for 10.47% of COVID-19 confirmed cases worldwide as of the same day. While 12 OIC members reported over one thousand new COVID-19 cases 12 of them had no new infections on 3 December. Iran alone has 14.64% of all OIC confirmed cases.
In total 1,261,359 COVID-19 patients are still receiving treatment in 56 OIC member countries, with 19 of them having over ten thousand active cases as of 3 December. While Turkey has the largest number of OIC's active COVID-19 cases (300,614)10 of its members have less than 100 active cases each. The largest number of single-day infections (32,381) was reported by Turkey. Meanwhile 12 OIC nations did not report new cases on 3 December.
With 11,261 COVID-19 patients reportedly recovered on 3 December Iran had the largest number of recoveries among all OIC countries. Another 35,495 patients had recovered in 41 OIC nations, bringing the total OIC recoveries to 5,437,618 since the first infection was recorded on 24 January. This number represents 79.31% recovery rate. Gabon has the highest recovery of 98.38% and Uganda has the lowest rate of 42.24% among all OIC countries.
Speaking of the COVID-19 deaths toll in the OIC member countries, it reached 157,296 after 30 of them confirmed the passing away of 1143 patients on 3 December. The pandemic's fatality rate in the infected OIC nations stood at 2.29%, which is relatively better than the global fatality rate of 2.31% on the same day. With 358 patients reportedly passed away, Iran had the largest number of deaths among the OIC nations, followed by Turkey which reported 187 deaths on 3 December.