Spread of COVID-19 in Sri LankaCurrent incidence in the week ending 06/02/2023: 0.3 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until June 2nd, 2023, a total of 672,449 infected people and 16,872 deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka.
The total of 672,449 infected people currently represents 3.1 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding June 2nd, 2023, was 56, for a 7-day incidence of 0.3 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, three people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 2.5 percent in Sri Lanka.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 40.12 million vaccine doses have been administered as of October 30th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 17.14 million people who have received at least one vaccination (80.1 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 8.22 million people (38.4 percent).
14.75 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Sri Lanka (= 68.9 percent).
This means that Sri Lanka is still among the fairly good midfield countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 89 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||167 cm||155 cm|
|Weight||63.1 kg||57.3 kg|
|Sri Lanka||Ø worldwide|
|HIV / Aids||0.00%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
|Sri Lanka||Ø worldwide|
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Sri Lanka, 22.0 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Sri Lanka is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 4.2 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 21,200 physicians in Sri Lanka, there are about 0.96 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 13 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.