Spread of the corona virus in PalauBy August 23rd, 2021, 2 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported in August 2021, 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 2 infected people represent 0.011% of the country's total population.
Fatalities have not yet been reported. 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.
Weight and size
|Body height||170 cm||159 cm|
|Weight||86.0 kg||75.4 kg|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* 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 Palau, 23.7% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
7 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Palau is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 4.8 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 21 physicians in Palau, there are about 1.18 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.