Spread of COVID-19 in Puerto RicoCurrent incidence in the week ending 01/28/2023: 205.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 28th, 2023, a total of 1,076,730 infected people and 5,653 deaths have been reported in Puerto Rico.
The total of 1,076,730 infected people currently represents 37.64 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding January 28th, 2023, was 5,885, for a 7-day incidence of 205.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 34 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.5 percent in Puerto Rico.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 7.75 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 20th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 2.90 million people who have received at least one vaccination (101.4 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 1.79 million people (62.6 percent).
2.68 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Puerto Rico (= 93.7 percent).
This makes Puerto Rico one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 7 countries.
The data (apart from arithmetical rounding) are taken unchanged from WHO publications. Vaccination rates of over 100 percent are an indication that people were also counted who had been vaccinated in Puerto Rico but came from another country. Especially in times of vaccine shortage, many people have been vaccinated in other 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||179 cm||163 cm|
|Weight||90.7 kg||76.0 kg|
|Puerto Rico||Ø worldwide|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Puerto Rico is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.3 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 5,710 physicians in Puerto Rico, there are about 1.75 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.