Corona virus and healthcare in the Dominican Republic

Healthcare in the Dominican Republic

Healthcare in the Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic is 70.8 years for men and 77.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.4 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in the Dominican Republic

Currently: 6.9 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of the Dominican Republic are still affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of the Dominican Republic are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By December 2nd, 2020, 144302 infected persons and 2333 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 2nd, 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 September 6th with 2,147 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in the Dominican Republic
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in the Dominican Republic

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in the Dominican Republic results in a mortality rate of 1.6%. 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. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 134,203 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in the Dominican Republic a new mortality rate of 1.7%.

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 2nd314+0.2%2+0.1%
Tue 1st515+0.4%1+0.0%
Mon 30th820+0.6%2+0.1%
Sun 29th876+0.6%4+0.2%
Sat 28th855+0.6%7+0.3%
Fri 27th1,526+1.1%2+0.1%
Thu 26th285+0.2%2+0.1%
Wed 25th282+0.2%2+0.1%
Tue 24th419+0.3%1+0.0%
Mon 23rd1,626+1.2%4+0.2%

Weight and size

Body height174 cm161 cm
Weight77.6 kg70.9 kg


Dominican RepublicØ worldwide
Diabetes *8.60%8.81%
HIV / Aids0.05%0.04%

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

Child vaccinations

Dominican RepublicØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.09%0.09%
DTP *8.90%8.57%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In the Dominican Republic, 13.7% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
11 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in the Dominican Republic is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.6 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 16,800 physicians in the Dominican Republic, there are about 1.56 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 rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 19 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).