Corona virus and healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda

Healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda

Healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda is rather above average in a worldwide 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 Antigua and Barbuda is 75.7 years for men and 78.0 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 4.2 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Antigua and Barbuda

Currently: 1.5 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda are now hardly affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By October 22nd, 2020, 122 infected persons and 3 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 15th, 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 country reached its peak so far on June 25th with 39 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Antigua and Barbuda
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Antigua and Barbuda

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Antigua and Barbuda results in a mortality rate of 2.5%. 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 111 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Antigua and Barbuda a new mortality rate of 2.7%.

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 Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Thu 22nd3+2.5%0+0.0%
Wed 21st0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 20th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Mon 19th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Sun 18th7+6.3%0+0.0%
Sat 17th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Fri 16th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 15th1+0.9%0+0.0%
Wed 14th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 13th0+0.0%0+0.0%

Weight and size

Body height173 cm161 cm
Weight76.9 kg72.1 kg


Antigua and BarbudaØ worldwide
Diabetes *13.10%8.81%

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

Child vaccinations

Antigua and BarbudaØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.10%0.09%
DTP *9.50%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.
9 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Antigua and Barbuda is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.8 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 269 physicians in Antigua and Barbuda, there are about 2.76 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 daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).