Spread of the corona virus in GuatemalaCurrent incidence in the week ending 09/29/2022: 29.1 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until September 29th, 2022, a total of 1,120,199 infected people and 19,772 deaths have been reported in Guatemala.
The total of 1,120,199 infected people currently represents 6.3% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding September 29th, 2022, was 5,208, for a 7-day incidence of 29.1 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 50 people died from (or with) Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.8 percent in Guatemala.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 19.55 million vaccine doses have been administered as of September 16th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 8.76 million people have received at least one vaccination (48.9%). The booster vaccination was received by 3.50 million people (19.5%).
6.87 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Guatemala (= 38.4%).
This puts Guatemala well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 165 countries.
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 Covid19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||164 cm||151 cm|
|Weight||69.1 kg||61.9 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* 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 Guatemala, 10.9% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
11 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Guatemala is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.4 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 6,070 physicians in Guatemala, there are about 0.36 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.
Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 17 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.
Supply with drinking waterExplanation 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 56 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, 94% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.