Public health and Covid-19 in Mauritius

Healthcare in Mauritius

Healthcare in Mauritius is slightly above average in a global 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 Mauritius is 70.9 years for men and 77.7 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.4 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).

A total of 685.95 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 6.2% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.97 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Mauritius

Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 5th, 2022, a total of 262,648 infected people and 1,026 deaths have been reported in Mauritius.

The total of 262,648 infected people currently represents 20.65% of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 2.58 million vaccine doses have been administered as of September 18th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 1.02 million people have received at least one vaccination (80.4%).

977,728 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Mauritius (= 76.9%).
This means that Mauritius is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 53 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 height173 cm159 cm
Weight73.6 kg65.7 kg


MauritiusØ worldwide
Diabetes *22.00%8.81%
HIV / Aids0.09%0.03%

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

Child vaccinations

MauritiusØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.09%0.08%
DTP *9.20%8.21%

* 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 Mauritius, 20.2% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
17 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in MauritiusThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Mauritius is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.4 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 2,560 physicians in Mauritius, there are about 2.02 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.


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 case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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