Spread of the corona virus in Jamaica
By January 18th, 2021, 14274 infected persons and 326 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 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 total of 14,274 infected people represent 0.48% of the country's total population.
The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.
Mortality rate of infected persons
From the previously infected and deceased people, in Jamaica results in a mortality rate of 2.3%. 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 13,637 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Jamaica a new mortality rate of 2.3%.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page
Weight and size
|Body height||176 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||80.3 kg||79.7 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.09%||0.04%|
* 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 Jamaica, 11.0% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
15 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Jamaica is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.7 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 3,890 physicians in Jamaica, there are about 1.32 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 15 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still 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).