Spread of the corona virus in the United Kingdom
The inhabitants of the United Kingdom are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 2nd, 2020, 33718 infected persons and 2921 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on January 30th, 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 1st with 4,324 new infected persons.
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 the United Kingdom results in a mortality rate of 8.7%. 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 8,077 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives in the United Kingdom a new mortality rate of 36.2%.
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
Weight and size
|Body height||178 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||86.8 kg||72.9 kg|
|United Kingdom||Ø worldwide|
* The number of people with diabetes refers only to residents aged 20 to 79 years.
|United Kingdom||Ø worldwide|
* 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.
In the United Kingdom, 22.3% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
7 percent of newborns are underweight.
The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in the United Kingdom is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 2.8 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 187,000 physicians in the United Kingdom, there are about 2.81 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 2.81.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 11 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 the United Kingdom 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%.
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.