Spread of the corona virus in MalawiCurrent incidence in the week ending 12/08/2022: 0.2 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until December 8th, 2022, a total of 88,123 infected people and 2,685 deaths have been reported in Malawi.
The total of 88,123 infected people currently represents 0.46% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding December 8th, 2022, was 40, for a 7-day incidence of 0.2 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 3.0 percent in Malawi.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 5.93 million vaccine doses have been administered as of November 13th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 3.92 million people have received at least one vaccination (20.5%). The booster vaccination was received by 509,839 people (2.7%).
3.09 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Malawi (= 16.2%).
This means that Malawi is one of the countries with the worst vaccination coverage in the world.The vaccination rate is higher in 212 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||165 cm||156 cm|
|Weight||61.5 kg||56.3 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.19%||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 Malawi, 10.8% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
14 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Malawi 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 308 physicians in Malawi, there are about 0.02 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.