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Corona virus and healthcare in Guam

Healthcare in Guam

The effectiveness of the health care system in Guam is well above average in a global 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 Guam is 76.8 years for men and 83.6 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 7.4 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.0 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Guam

By October 18th, 2021, 16900 infected persons and 222 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 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 total of 16,900 infected people represent 10.01% of the country's total population.


The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Guam results in a mortality rate of 1.3%. 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 16,276 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Guam a new mortality rate of 1.3%.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
41/20216248
40/202191416
39/20218266
38/202187611
37/20211,10713
36/20211,26017
35/20219406
34/20218670
33/20214682
32/20212930

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height0 cm0 cm
BMI0.00.0

Diseases

GuamØ worldwide
Diabetes *18.70%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.05%0.13%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.



Medical supplies

Corona virus and healthcare in GuamWith about 183 physicians in Guam, there are about 1.08 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

As one of the few countries, Guam offers almost its entire population (99.44 percent) access to an immediately available, running drinking water connection. The proportion of the population that is reached by additional supply from springs and wells or supplied drinking water is 100%. 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%.

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. The case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).