Spread of COVID-19 in EcuadorCurrent incidence in the week ending 02/04/2023: 4.4 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 4th, 2023, a total of 1,052,007 infected people and 35,942 deaths have been reported in Ecuador.
The total of 1,052,007 infected people currently represents 6.0 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 4th, 2023, was 768, for a 7-day incidence of 4.4 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 3.4 percent in Ecuador.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 39.42 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 27th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 15.32 million people who have received at least one vaccination (86.9 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 7.68 million people (43.6 percent).
14.23 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Ecuador (= 80.6 percent).
This means that Ecuador is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 44 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.
Weight and size
|Body height||167 cm||155 cm|
|Weight||74.2 kg||66.9 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.02%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Ecuador, 11.3 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 11 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Ecuador is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.4 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 36,500 physicians in Ecuador, there are about 2.05 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.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 11 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Drinking water supplyExplanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection
Only around 67 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 95 peprcent of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74 percent of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98 percent. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10 percent.