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Public health and Covid-19 on the Virgin Islands

Healthcare on the Virgin Islands

Healthcare on the Virgin Islands is rather above average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age on the Virgin Islands is 76.6 years for men and 83.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 7.1 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Virgin Islands

Current incidence in the week ending 10/03/2022: 68.0 new infections per 100,000 population

Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 3rd, 2022, a total of 23,154 infected people and 123 deaths have been reported on the Virgin Islands.

The total of 23,154 infected people currently represents 22.17% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding October 3rd, 2022, was 71, for a 7-day incidence of 68.0 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.5 percent on the Virgin Islands.

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

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Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 on the Virgin IslandsThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Virgin Islands is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 18.7 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 174 physicians on the Virgin Islands, there are about 1.65 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.



Supply with drinking water

About 98 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 99% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. 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%.

Sources

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 case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.
Comparison: LIfe expectancyAverage life expectancy by countryInternational ranking of life expectancy in 115 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
Comparison: quality of lifeQuality of life in country comparisonCompare the quality of life around the globe: In which countries is life pleasant, safe and healthy?