Public health and Covid-19 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 5.2 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Isle of Man

Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 3rd, 2022, a total of 38,008 infected people and 116 deaths have been reported in Isle of Man.

The total of 38,008 infected people currently represents 44.70% of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 189,994 vaccine doses have been administered as of June 23rd, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 69,560 people have received at least one vaccination (81.8%). The booster vaccination was received by 53,328 people (62.7%).

67,106 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Isle of Man (= 78.9%).
This means that Isle of Man is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 44 countries.

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 Covid19 virus topic page.

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Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Isle of ManMedical 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 global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 124 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.

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 within a maximum distance of 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 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. 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 case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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