3 April 2020

Commonwealth

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

For the latest information, please refer to the WHO dashboard. Other useful resources include:

Commonwealth Coronavirus Response Centre

John Hopkins University Coronovirus Resource Centre 

Worldometer Coronavirus Tracker

The Commonwealth tracker will be updated daily at 1700 GMT.

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, South Africa, Pakistan, India and the UK than in other Commonwealth countries – for the moment.

Country Date confirmed cases >= 10
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 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 63930 3311 13.7%
Africa 2679 33 8.9%
Botswana 4 1 0.0% 22.33 2
Cameroon 306 7 31.3% 18.18 3
eSwatini 9 0 0.0% 19.82 3
Gambia 4 1 0.0% 16.95 2
Ghana 204 5 4.6% 20.45 3
Kenya 110 3 35.8% 18.72 3
Lesotho 0 0 0.0% 20.53 2
Malawi 3 0 NA 17.06 3
Mauritius 169 7 5.0% 34.18 NA
Mozambique 10 0 0.0% 17.26 3
Namibia 14 0 0.0% 20.94 2
Nigeria 184 2 5.7% 17.84 3
Rwanda 84 0 2.4% 18.05 3
Seychelles 10 0 0.0% 32.26 3
Sierra Leone 2 0 0.0% 19.4 3
South Africa 1462 5 5.9% 25.7 3
Tanzania 20 1 0.0% 17.49 3
Uganda 45 0 2.3% 15.68 3
Zambia 39 1 8.3% 16.54 2
Asia 9488 171 13.3%
Bangladesh 56 6 3.7% 24.7 3
Brunei Darussalam 133 1 1.5% 30.14 4
India 2543 72 27.3% 26.07 3
Malaysia 3116 50 7.2% 26.99 5
Maldives 19 0 0.0% 24.53 3
Pakistan 2421 34 14.3% 22.23 2
Singapore 1049 4 4.9% 37.88 5
Sri Lanka 151 4 3.4% 31.12 3
Caribbean and Americas 11572 151 17.8%
Antigua and Barbuda 9 0 28.6% 30.26 5
Bahamas 24 1 14.3% 31.54 3
Barbados 46 0 35.3% 36.68 3
Belize 3 0 0.0% 22.69 3
Canada 11284 138 18.0% 39.99 5
Dominica 12 0 0.0% 34 3
Grenada 10 0 11.1% 25.89 3
Guyana 19 4 0.0% 22.36 3
Jamaica 47 3 6.8% 27.5 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9 0 12.5% 35.5 3
Saint Lucia 13 0 0.0% 30.17 3
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 2 0 100.0% 28.64 3
Trinidad and Tobago 94 5 4.4% 32.84 3
Europe 34270 2931 14.3%
Cyprus 356 10 11.3% 34.88 4
Malta 196 0 4.3% 40.65 NA
United Kingdom 33718 2921 14.4% 40.07 5
Pacific 5921 25 6.2%
Australia 5116 24 5.2% 37.08 3
Fiji 7 0 40.0% 26.88 2
Kiribati 0 0 0.0% 23.15 2
Nauru 0 0 0.0% 21.5 1
New Zealand 797 1 12.6% 36.85 5
Papua New Guinea 1 0 0.0% 20.72 2
Samoa 0 0 0.0% 20.95 2
Solomon Islands 0 0 0.0% 19.62 2
Tonga 0 0 0.0% 21.28 2
Tuvalu 0 0 0.0% 26 2
Vanuatu 0 0 0.0% 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.