Corona virus and healthcare in Isle of Man

Healthcare in Isle of Man

Healthcare in Isle of Man 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 in Isle of Man is 74.6 years for men and 81.5 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 5.4 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Isle of Man

Currently: 0.2 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
The inhabitants of Isle of Man are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By September 24th, 2020, 340 infected persons and 24 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 20th, 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 April 3rd with 43 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Isle of Man
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Isle of Man

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 Isle of Man results in a mortality rate of 7.1%. 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 339 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives in Isle of Man a new mortality rate of 7.1%.

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 
Thu 24th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Wed 23rd0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 22nd0+0.0%0+0.0%
Mon 21st1+0.3%0+0.0%
Sun 20th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Sat 19th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Fri 18th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 17th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Wed 16th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 15th0+0.0%0+0.0%

Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Isle of Man is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.6 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The worldwide average here is 2.7 beds and within the EU there are even 5.6 beds for every 1000 inhabitants.

With about 123 physicians in Isle of Man, there are about 1.45 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 0 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

Supply with drinking water

About 97 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells at a distance of no more than 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 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%.


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).