Corona virus and healthcare on the Cayman Islands

Healthcare on the Cayman Islands

The effectiveness of the health care system on the Cayman Islands is well 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 Cayman Islands is 79.8 years for men and 84.7 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 9.6 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 Cayman Islands

Currently: 3.1 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of the Cayman Islands are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By October 21st, 2020, 235 infected persons and 1 death have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 20th, 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 May 20th with 17 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected on the Cayman Islands

The graph shows the number of people infected.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, on the Cayman Islands results in a mortality rate of 0.4%. 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 221 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives on the Cayman Islands a new mortality rate of 0.5%.

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 
Wed 21st0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 20th2+0.9%0+0.0%
Mon 19th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Sun 18th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Sat 17th8+3.6%0+0.0%
Fri 16th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 15th4+1.8%0+0.0%
Wed 14th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 13th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Mon 12th0+0.0%0+0.0%


Cayman IslandsØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.80%8.81%

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

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Cayman Islands is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.0 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 126 physicians on the Cayman Islands, there are about 1.94 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).