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

By January 11th, 2021, 362 infected persons and 2 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 362 infected people represent 0.56% of the country's total population.

Covid 19 virus infected on the Cayman Islands
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus on the Cayman Islands

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, on the Cayman Islands results in a mortality rate of 0.6%. 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.

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.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
01/2021150
53/2020290
52/202020
51/2020180
50/2020100
49/2020140
48/2020130
47/202071
46/202040
45/2020100

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height0 cm0 cm
BMI0.00.0

Diseases

Cayman IslandsØ worldwide
Diabetes *6.80%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.01%0.13%

* 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.

Sources

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).