Spread of the corona virus in the GambiaBy May 23rd, 2022, 11883 infected persons and 364 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 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 11,883 infected people represent 0.49% of the country's total population.
The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.
Mortality rate of infected personsFrom the previously infected and deceased people, in the Gambia results in a mortality rate of 3.1%. 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.
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.
Weight and size
|Body height||168 cm||161 cm|
|Weight||65.8 kg||63.8 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.15%||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 the Gambia, 11.1% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
17 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in the Gambia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.1 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 260 physicians in the Gambia, there are about 0.11 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 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Supply with drinking water
Only around 45 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 81% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.