Spread of the corona virus in ZambiaSince the beginning of the pandemic until December 4th, 2022, a total of 333,721 infected people and 4,019 deaths have been reported in Zambia.
The total of 333,721 infected people currently represents 1.8% of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 13.34 million vaccine doses have been administered as of November 20th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 10.80 million people have received at least one vaccination (58.8%). The booster vaccination was received by 995,270 people (5.4%).
8.35 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Zambia (= 45.4%).
Thus, Zambia belongrather to the lower midfield in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 151 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||157 cm|
|Weight||59.7 kg||58.4 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.40%||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 Zambia, 14.4% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Zambia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.0 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 1,730 physicians in Zambia, there are about 0.09 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 25 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.