Public health and Covid-19 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 9.9 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of COVID-19 on the Cayman Islands

Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 26th, 2023, a total of 31,472 infected people and 37 deaths have been reported on the Cayman Islands.

The total of 31,472 infected people currently represents 47.89 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 150,816 vaccine doses have been administered as of January 20th, 2023. There are 61,859 people who have received at least one vaccination (94.1 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 24,064 people (36.6 percent).

60,589 of these are considered fully vaccinated on the Cayman Islands (= 92.2 percent).
This makes the Cayman Islands one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 9 countries.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.


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

Public health and Covid-19 on the Cayman IslandsThe 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 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 132 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 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).

Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.
Comparison: Life expectancyAverage life expectancy by countryInternational ranking of life expectancy in 122 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
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