Corona virus and healthcare in Comoros

Healthcare in Comoros

Healthcare in Comoros is slightly below average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in Comoros is 62.4 years for men and 65.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 8.5 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Comoros

By January 18th, 2021, 1592 infected persons and 45 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in May 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear.

The total of 1,592 infected people represent 0.19% of the country's total population.

Covid 19 virus infected in Comoros
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Comoros

The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Comoros results in a mortality rate of 2.8%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 1,160 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Comoros a new mortality rate of 2.8%.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
02/202143227
01/20212965
53/20201336
52/2020650
51/2020380
50/2020120
49/202050
48/2020150
47/2020170
46/2020160

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height167 cm156 cm
BMI23.325.5
Weight65.1 kg62.3 kg

Diseases

ComorosØ worldwide
Diabetes *12.30%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.04%0.13%
Malaria1.9%5.7%
HIV / Aids0.00%0.04%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.


Child vaccinations

ComorosØ worldwide
Measles90.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.09%
Tetanus8.5%0.0%
DTP *9.10%8.57%

* 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 Comoros, 19.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
24 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Comoros is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.2 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 145 physicians in Comoros, there are about 0.17 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.

Sources

Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).