Spread of the corona virus in ArubaCurrently: 49.3 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By January 18th, 2021, 6435 infected persons and 52 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 6,435 infected people represent 6.1% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 2nd calendar week (// to //) was 367 , representing 49.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.
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, in Aruba results in a mortality rate of 0.8%. 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 6,068 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Aruba a new mortality rate of 0.8%.
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
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* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
With 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 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 0 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).