Corona virus and healthcare 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 13.0 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in San Marino

The inhabitants of San Marino are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 1st, 2020, 236 infected persons and 8 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on February 27th, 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 March 23rd with 36 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in San Marino
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in San Marino

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 San Marino results in a mortality rate of 3.4%. 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 151 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives in San Marino a new mortality rate of 5.3%.

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.

Child vaccinations

San MarinoØ worldwide
Measles89.0%86.0%
Hepatitis B0.08%0.08%
DTP *9.00%8.59%

* 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.
10 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The 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 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 208 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 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 6.15.

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

The drinking water supply in San Marino is 100% accessible to all residents. Only very few countries achieve this standard, in which every inhabitant has a water connection in the immediate vicinity with tested drinking water. 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 98%. 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.