Corona virus and healthcare in Burma

Healthcare in Burma

Healthcare in Burma is slightly below 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 in Burma is 63.8 years for men and 69.9 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 5.8 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Burma

Currently: 2.0 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of Burma are still affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. The inhabitants of Burma are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By October 27th, 2020, 46200 infected persons and 1122 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 24th, 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 October 11th with 2,158 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Burma
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Burma

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Burma results in a mortality rate of 2.4%. 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 29,314 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Burma a new mortality rate of 3.8%.

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.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Tue 27th1,426+3.2%27+2.5%
Mon 26th986+2.3%29+2.7%
Sun 25th1,423+3.4%28+2.7%
Sat 24th1,357+3.3%33+3.3%
Fri 23rd1,312+3.3%33+3.4%
Thu 22nd1,194+3.1%27+2.9%
Wed 21st1,297+3.5%31+3.4%
Tue 20th1,180+3.3%34+3.9%
Mon 19th1,150+3.3%42+5.0%
Sun 18th1,387+4.1%39+4.9%

Weight and size

Body height165 cm154 cm
Weight60.4 kg54.5 kg


BurmaØ worldwide
Diabetes *3.90%8.81%
HIV / Aids0.03%0.04%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.

Child vaccinations

BurmaØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.09%0.09%
DTP *9.00%8.57%

* 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 Burma, 20.3% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Burma is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.9 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 46,700 physicians in Burma, there are about 0.86 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.

Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 24 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. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).