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Corona virus and healthcare 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 76.3 years for men and 83.0 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 7.0 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Virgin Islands

Currently: 4.8 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By April 19th, 2021, 3041 infected persons and 27 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 3,041 infected people represent 2.9% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 15th calendar week (04/12/2021 to 04/18/2021) was 36 , representing 4.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.


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, on the Virgin Islands results in a mortality rate of 0.9%. 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.

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.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
15/2021361
14/2021660
13/2021320
12/20211401
10/2021230
09/2021980
08/2021670
07/2021370
06/2021691
05/2021520

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height0 cm0 cm
BMI0.00.0

Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare 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 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 175 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.



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).