Corona virus and healthcare in Israel

Healthcare in Israel

The effectiveness of the health care system in Israel is well above average in a global 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 Israel is 80.9 years for men and 84.8 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 10.2 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Israel

By January 11th, 2021, 495063 infected persons and 3689 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in February 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 495,063 infected people represent 5.5% of the country's total population.

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

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, in Israel results in a mortality rate of 0.7%. 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 442,187 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Israel a new mortality rate of 0.7%.

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
01/202152,876256
53/202038,201193
52/202027,627139
51/202018,500102
50/202012,65882
49/20209,22153
48/20206,57758
47/20205,26874
46/20204,57358
45/20204,431120

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height176 cm162 cm
BMI27.727.1
Weight85.4 kg71.1 kg

Diseases

IsraelØ worldwide
Diabetes *9.70%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.00%0.13%
HIV / Aids0.01%0.04%

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


Child vaccinations

IsraelØ worldwide
Measles98.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.09%
DTP *9.80%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 Israel, 25.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
8 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Israel 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 global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 29,100 physicians in Israel, there are about 3.22 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 of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 10 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water

As one of the few countries, Israel offers almost its entire population (99.38 percent) access to an immediately available, running drinking water connection. The proportion of the population that is reached by additional supply from springs and wells or supplied drinking water is 100%. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 97%. 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 daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).