9 April 2020

Commonwealth

For latest data on all 54 Commonwealth countries please see the dashboard below.

Other useful resources include:

Commonwealth Coronavirus Response Centre

World Health Organisation

Johns Hopkins University Coronovirus Resource Centre 

Worldometer Coronavirus Tracker

 

The Commonwealth Coronavirus tracker will be updated next at 1700 GMT on 14 April 2020

COVID-19 INFECTION AND FATALITY RATES IN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

The chart below displays in the blue column the current infection rate as a proportion of every 100,000 people in a country and, in the red column, the fatality rate (number of deaths as a proportion of confirmed cases) for every Commonwealth country with confirmed cases.

COMMONWEALTH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRACKER

Please click ‘play’ below to see the day-by-day progress of COVID-19 in Commonwealth countries. Only the 15 countries with the highest number of confirmed cases on each day since the first case was reported in a Commonwealth country are featured in this tracker.

CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED CASES TRAJECTORY

This tracker shows the pace at which the outbreak has spread in each country since ‘day zero’, i.e. the day when a country first reported at least 10 confirmed cases. According to this tracker, the outbreak seems to be spreading faster in Canada, Pakistan, India and the UK than in other Commonwealth countries – for the moment.

Country Date confirmed cases >= 10
eSwatini 06-Apr-20
Fiji 06-Apr-20
Saint Kitts and Nevis 05-Apr-20
Grenada 03-Apr-20
Antigua and Barbuda 03-Apr-20
Mozambique 01-Apr-20
Saint Lucia 31-Mar-20
Seychelles 31-Mar-20
Guyana 31-Mar-20
Namibia 29-Mar-20
Bahamas 28-Mar-20
Dominica 27-Mar-20
Uganda 25-Mar-20
Zambia 25-Mar-20
Barbados 23-Mar-20
Kenya 22-Mar-20
Tanzania 22-Mar-20
Trinidad and Tobago 21-Mar-20
Cameroon 20-Mar-20
Ghana 20-Mar-20
Mauritius 20-Mar-20
Nigeria 20-Mar-20
Rwanda 20-Mar-20
Bangladesh 17-Mar-20
New Zealand 17-Mar-20
Jamaica 15-Mar-20
Maldives 14-Mar-20
Sri Lanka 14-Mar-20
Cyprus 13-Mar-20
Malta 13-Mar-20
Brunei Darussalam 11-Mar-20
South Africa 11-Mar-20
Pakistan 10-Mar-20
India 04-Mar-20
Canada 24-Feb-20
United Kingdom 24-Feb-20
Malaysia 04-Feb-20
Australia 01-Feb-20
Singapore 30-Jan-20
COMMONWEALTH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) DASHBOARD

The dashboard below is a daily update on the scale of the Coronavirus outbreak in Commonwealth countries, grouped by region, and primarily based on the data provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Based on the WHO COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Status (16 March 2020), only eight Commonwealth countries have self-assessed that they have sufficient capacity to deal with public health emergencies. In this ranking a score of 1 indicates no capacity while a score of 4 or 5 indicates capacities are well developed.

Country/Region Confirmed Cases Deaths Recovered Daily change in confirmed cases Median Age Years (United Nations [latest available]) WHO COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Status (5= best, 1= worst)
Total Commonwealth 108739 7992 9094 7.7%
Africa 3924 58 293 6.2%
Botswana 6 1 0 0.0% 22.33 2
Cameroon 730 10 60 9.9% 18.18 3
eSwatini 12 0 7 16.7% 19.82 3
Gambia 4 1 2 0.0% 16.95 2
Ghana 313 6 34 8.3% 20.45 3
Kenya 179 6 9 3.9% 18.72 3
Lesotho 0 0 0 NA 20.53 2
Malawi 8 1 0 0.0% 17.06 3
Mauritius 273 7 19 1.8% 34.18 NA
Mozambique 17 0 1 41.2% 17.26 3
Namibia 16 0 3 0.0% 20.94 2
Nigeria 276 6 44 8.0% 17.84 3
Rwanda 110 0 7 4.5% 18.05 3
Seychelles 11 0 0 0.0% 32.26 3
Sierra Leone 7 0 0 14.3% 19.4 3
South Africa 1845 18 95 5.2% 25.7 3
Tanzania 25 1 5 4.0% 17.49 3
Uganda 53 0 0 1.9% 15.68 3
Zambia 39 1 7 0.0% 16.54 2
Asia 16482 338 3047 7.2%
Bangladesh 218 20 33 24.8% 24.7 3
Brunei Darussalam 135 1 91 0.0% 30.14 4
India 5916 178 506 10.2% 26.07 3
Malaysia 4119 65 1487 3.8% 26.99 5
Maldives 19 0 13 0.0% 24.53 3
Pakistan 4263 61 467 5.3% 22.23 2
Singapore 1623 6 406 8.7% 37.88 5
Sri Lanka 189 7 44 2.1% 31.12 3
Caribbean and Americas 19538 438 4189 6.6%
Antigua and Barbuda 19 2 0 0.0% 30.26 5
Bahamas 40 7 5 17.5% 31.54 3
Barbados 63 3 8 0.0% 36.68 3
Belize 8 1 0 12.5% 22.69 3
Canada 19141 407 4154 6.6% 39.99 5
Dominica 15 0 1 0.0% 34 3
Grenada 12 0 0 0.0% 25.89 3
Guyana 37 6 8 10.8% 22.36 3
Jamaica 63 4 10 0.0% 27.5 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 11 0 0 0.0% 35.5 3
Saint Lucia 14 0 1 0.0% 30.17 3
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 8 0 1 0.0% 28.64 3
Trinidad and Tobago 107 8 1 0.0% 32.84 3
Europe 61558 7107 203 9.0%
Cyprus 526 9 52 6.1% 34.88 4
Malta 299 1 16 2.0% 40.65 NA
United Kingdom 60733 7097 135 9.0% 40.07 5
Pacific 7237 51 1362 2.3%
Australia 6010 50 1080 1.9% 37.08 3
Fiji 15 0 0 0.0% 26.88 2
Kiribati 0 0 0 NA 23.15 2
Nauru 0 0 0 NA 21.5 1
New Zealand 1210 1 282 4.1% 36.85 5
Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 0.0% 20.72 2
Samoa 0 0 0 NA 20.95 2
Solomon Islands 0 0 0 NA 19.62 2
Tonga 0 0 0 NA 21.28 2
Tuvalu 0 0 0 NA 26 2
Vanuatu 0 0 0 NA 21.56 2
ACCESS TO HOSPITAL BEDS PER 1,000 IN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

Across the Commonwealth, access to hospital beds, as measured by the number of beds available per thousand people in a country’s population, has been in decline, according to the latest data available. The Commonwealth average for hospital beds-to-population ratio stood at 2.73 beds per 1,000 people in 2010, compared to the world average of 2.70, reflecting a drop of nearly 26 per cent in bed capacity when compared with the Commonwealth average in the year 2000. The average for all the regions of the Commonwealth was below the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for every country to have a minimum five beds per 1,000 people.

With an average of less than 0.90 hospital beds per 1,000 thousand people, Bangladesh, Belize, Gambia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Tanzania were the Commonwealth countries with the lowest capacity to offer in-patient treatment over the 10-year period tracked in this data set.