Corona virus and healthcare on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles 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 on the Seychelles is 68.5 years for men and 77.4 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.3 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Seychelles

Currently: 25.5 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By January 18th, 2021, 705 infected persons and 2 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 705 infected people represent 0.72% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 2nd calendar week (// to //) was 174 , representing 25.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.

Covid 19 virus infected on the Seychelles
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus on the Seychelles

The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, on the Seychelles results in a mortality rate of 0.28%. However, 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. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 531 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives on the Seychelles a new mortality rate of 0.28%.

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.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
02/20211740
01/20212342
53/2020800
52/2020120
51/202030
50/2020180
49/2020110
48/202070
47/202080
46/202000

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height175 cm162 cm
BMI25.628.1
Weight78.7 kg73.8 kg

Diseases

SeychellesØ worldwide
Diabetes *12.30%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.02%0.13%

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


Child vaccinations

SeychellesØ worldwide
Measles99.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.09%
Tetanus10.0%0.0%
DTP *9.90%8.57%

* 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.
On the Seychelles, 21.1% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Seychelles is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.6 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 92 physicians on the Seychelles, there are about 0.95 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.

Sources

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