Spread of the corona virus in BeninSince the beginning of the pandemic until November 30th, 2022, a total of 27,922 infected people and 163 deaths have been reported in Benin.
The total of 27,922 infected people currently represents 0.23% of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 3.69 million vaccine doses have been administered as of November 6th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 3.21 million people have received at least one vaccination (26.5%).
2.69 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Benin (= 22.2%).
This means that Benin is one of the countries with the worst vaccination coverage in the world.The vaccination rate is higher in 198 countries.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Covid19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||168 cm||158 cm|
|Weight||63.8 kg||60.9 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.02%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Benin, 6.9% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
17 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Benin is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.5 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 1,960 physicians in Benin, there are about 0.16 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 23 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.