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Public health and Covid-19 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 77.1 years for men and 83.7 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 7.6 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Guam

Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 3rd, 2022, a total of 48,842 infected people and 401 deaths have been reported in Guam.

The total of 48,842 infected people currently represents 28.94% of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 368,088 vaccine doses have been administered as of August 23rd, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 155,225 people have received at least one vaccination (92.0%). The booster vaccination was received by 72,131 people (42.7%).

141,014 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Guam (= 83.6%).
This makes Guam one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 29 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.

Weight and size

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Diseases

GuamØ worldwide
Diabetes *18.70%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.39‰1.27‰

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



Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in GuamWith about 184 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 percentage of population reached by additional supply from springs and wells or delivered 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).

Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.
Comparison: LIfe expectancyAverage life expectancy by countryInternational ranking of life expectancy in 115 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
Comparison: quality of lifeQuality of life in country comparisonCompare the quality of life around the globe: In which countries is life pleasant, safe and healthy?