6 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

Johns 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
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 86857 5530 6239 13.6%
Africa 3402 45 203 8.0%
Botswana 6 1 0 50.0% 22.33 2
Cameroon 650 9 17 17.1% 18.18 3
eSwatini 9 0 0 0.0% 19.82 3
Gambia 4 1 2 0.0% 16.95 2
Ghana 214 5 31 4.4% 20.45 3
Kenya 142 4 4 12.7% 18.72 3
Lesotho 0 0 0 NA 20.53 2
Malawi 4 0 0 0.0% 17.06 3
Mauritius 227 7 7 15.8% 34.18 NA
Mozambique 10 0 1 0.0% 17.26 3
Namibia 16 0 3 14.3% 20.94 2
Nigeria 232 5 33 8.4% 17.84 3
Rwanda 104 0 4 2.0% 18.05 3
Seychelles 10 0 0 0.0% 32.26 3
Sierra Leone 6 0 0 50.0% 19.4 3
South Africa 1655 11 95 4.4% 25.7 3
Tanzania 22 1 3 10.0% 17.49 3
Uganda 52 0 0 8.3% 15.68 3
Zambia 39 1 3 0.0% 16.54 2
Asia 12134 228 1917 10.7%
Bangladesh 88 9 33 25.7% 24.7 3
Brunei Darussalam 135 1 73 0.0% 30.14 4
India 3588 99 229 16.4% 26.07 3
Malaysia 3662 61 1005 5.1% 26.99 5
Maldives 19 0 13 0.0% 24.53 3
Pakistan 3157 47 211 12.0% 22.23 2
Singapore 1309 6 320 10.1% 37.88 5
Sri Lanka 176 5 33 6.0% 31.12 3
Caribbean and Americas 16103 278 3029 21.0%
Antigua and Barbuda 15 0 0 0.0% 30.26 5
Bahamas 28 4 0 0.0% 31.54 3
Barbados 56 1 6 7.7% 36.68 3
Belize 5 0 0 25.0% 22.69 3
Canada 15756 259 3012 21.4% 39.99 5
Dominica 14 0 0 0.0% 34 3
Grenada 12 0 0 0.0% 25.89 3
Guyana 24 4 0 4.3% 22.36 3
Jamaica 58 3 8 9.4% 27.5 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 10 0 0 11.1% 35.5 3
Saint Lucia 14 0 1 0.0% 30.17 3
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 7 0 1 0.0% 28.64 3
Trinidad and Tobago 104 7 1 1.0% 32.84 3
Europe 48479 4943 177 14.0%
Cyprus 446 9 37 4.7% 34.88 4
Malta 227 0 5 6.6% 40.65 NA
United Kingdom 47806 4934 135 14.1% 40.07 5
Pacific 6739 36 913 3.5%
Australia 5687 35 757 2.5% 37.08 3
Fiji 12 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 1039 1 156 9.4% 36.85 5
Papua New Guinea 1 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.