Spread of COVID-19 in GuatemalaCurrent incidence in the week ending 01/27/2023: 24.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 27th, 2023, a total of 1,223,115 infected people and 20,079 deaths have been reported in Guatemala.
The total of 1,223,115 infected people currently represents 6.8 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding January 27th, 2023, was 4,423, for a 7-day incidence of 24.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 23 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.6 percent in Guatemala.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 20.06 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 20th, 2023. There are 8.88 million people who have received at least one vaccination (49.6 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 3.61 million people (20.2 percent).
7.06 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Guatemala (= 39.4 percent).
This puts Guatemala well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 168 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||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 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 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 Guatemala is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.4 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 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 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 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.
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 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 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.