Corona virus and healthcare in Grenada

Healthcare in Grenada

Healthcare in Grenada is slightly below average in a worldwide 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 Grenada is 70.1 years for men and 74.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.1 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Grenada

The inhabitants of Grenada are now hardly affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of Grenada are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By November 29th, 2020, 41 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 23rd, 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 March 27th with 6 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Grenada

The graph shows the number of people infected.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. 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 
Sun 29th0+0.0%0+∞
Sat 28th0+0.0%0+∞
Fri 27th0+0.0%0+∞
Thu 26th0+0.0%0+∞
Wed 25th0+0.0%0+∞
Tue 24th0+0.0%0+∞
Mon 23rd0+0.0%0+∞
Sun 22nd0+0.0%0+∞
Sat 21st5+13.9%0+∞
Fri 20th0+0.0%0+∞

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height178 cm165 cm
BMI25.128.8
Weight79.3 kg78.7 kg

Diseases

GrenadaØ worldwide
Diabetes *10.70%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.00%0.13%

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


Child vaccinations

GrenadaØ worldwide
Measles94.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.09%
DTP *9.20%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.
9 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Grenada is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.7 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 162 physicians in Grenada, there are about 1.45 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 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water

The graph shows the development of the drinking water supply in Grenada. The direct and permanent supply of tested drinking water is shown in green. The red line shows the percentage of the population that is supplied with additional measures. In this case all origins such as tested springs or supplied water are included.

Drinking water supply in Grenada

About 87 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells at a distance of no more than 30 minutes or supplied water, 96% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 97%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.



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).