Highlighting the magnitude of COVID-19 related deaths in Tunisia

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Authors: journalists Malek Khadhraoui and Monia Ben Hamadi


This report, complemented by five graphs, highlights the number of deaths, tests and hospital beds used and available, compared to global, Arab region and Africa figures.

The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Tunisia surpassed 20,000 as of On July 31, 2021, placing the country 30th globally in terms of both total number of deaths as well as deaths in proportion to population. Almost half of these deaths occurred during the past three months, between the end of April and the end of July. The latter month alone was the deadliest since the very beginning of the pandemic, recording about 5,000 deaths.