Public health and Covid-19 in Aruba

Healthcare in Aruba

Healthcare in Aruba 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 Aruba is 72.8 years for men and 78.4 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 3.3 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

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Spread of COVID-19 in Aruba

Since the beginning of the pandemic until May 27th, 2023, a total of 44,180 infected people and 288 deaths have been reported in Aruba.

The total of 44,180 infected people currently represents 41.38 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 216,905 vaccine doses have been administered as of May 5th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 90,424 people who have received at least one vaccination (84.7 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 35,659 people (33.4 percent).

84,253 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Aruba (= 78.9 percent).
This means that Aruba is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 53 countries.


ArubaØ worldwide
Diabetes *11.60%8.81%

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

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in ArubaWith about 119 physicians in Aruba, there are about 1.12 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.


The above data correspond to the information from 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 COVID-19 come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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