Spread of COVID-19 in EswatiniCurrent incidence in the week ending 02/05/2023: 1.6 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 74,133 infected people and 1,422 deaths have been reported in Eswatini.
The total of 74,133 infected people currently represents 6.4 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 5th, 2023, was 19, for a 7-day incidence of 1.6 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.9 percent in Eswatini.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 820,794 vaccine doses have been administered as of January 15th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 507,582 people who have received at least one vaccination (43.8 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 158,034 people (13.6 percent).
413,251 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Eswatini (= 35.6 percent).
This puts Eswatini well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 174 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||169 cm||159 cm|
|Weight||69.8 kg||73.3 kg|
|HIV / Aids||1.49%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Eswatini, 9.2 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 10 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Eswatini is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 95 physicians in Eswatini, there are about 0.08 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 35 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.