Spread of the corona virus in LesothoSince the beginning of the pandemic until December 4th, 2022, a total of 34,490 infected people and 706 deaths have been reported in Lesotho.
The total of 34,490 infected people currently represents 1.6% of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 1.24 million vaccine doses have been administered as of November 20th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 995,466 people have received at least one vaccination (46.5%). The booster vaccination was received by 126,059 people (5.9%).
923,641 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Lesotho (= 43.1%).
Thus, Lesotho belongrather to the lower midfield in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 155 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||167 cm||156 cm|
|Weight||63.5 kg||66.3 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.81%||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 Lesotho, 24.3% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
15 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Lesotho is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.3 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 146 physicians in Lesotho, there are about 0.07 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 43 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Supply with drinking waterExplanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection
Only around 29 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, 72% 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%.