Public health and Covid-19 in San Marino

Healthcare in San Marino

Healthcare in San Marino is one of the most effective worldwide.

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 San Marino is 84.1 years for men and 86.8 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 14.0 years lower (men: 68.9 / women: 73.9 years).

A total of 3,937.66 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 8.7 percent of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,177.15 USD (~ 10.9% of the respective GDP).

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Spread of COVID-19 in San Marino

Current incidence in the week ending 06/05/2023: 23.6 new infections per 100,000 population

Since the beginning of the pandemic until June 5th, 2023, a total of 24,285 infected people and 125 deaths have been reported in San Marino.

The total of 24,285 infected people currently represents 71.56 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding June 5th, 2023, was 8, for a 7-day incidence of 23.6 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.5 percent in San Marino.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 69,338 vaccine doses have been administered as of May 22nd, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 26,357 people who have received at least one vaccination (76.5 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 19,348 people (56.2 percent).

23,633 of these are considered fully vaccinated in San Marino (= 68.6 percent).
This means that San Marino is only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 94 countries.

Child vaccinations

San MarinoØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.09%0.08%
DTP *9.00%8.14%

* 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.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in San MarinoThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in San Marino is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.8 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 207 physicians in San Marino, there are about 6.15 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.

Drinking water supply

The drinking water supply in San Marino is 100 percent tapped for all inhabitants. Only very few countries achieve this standard, where every inhabitant has a water connection in the immediate vicinity with tested drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74 percent of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98 percent. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10 percent.


The above data correspond to the information from 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 COVID-19 come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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