Spread of the corona virus in Suriname
The inhabitants of Suriname are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 1st, 2020, 10 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 14th, 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 21st with 4 new infected persons.
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
Weight and size
|Body height||173 cm||161 cm|
|Weight||76.0 kg||72.1 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.08%||0.04%|
* The number of people with diabetes refers only to residents aged 20 to 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 Suriname, 25.0% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
14 percent of newborns are underweight.
The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Suriname is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.1 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The worldwide average here is 2.7 beds and within the EU there are even 5.6 beds for every 1000 inhabitants.
With about 706 physicians in Suriname, there are about 1.23 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 1.23.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 22 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently 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.