Commonwealth Coronavirus COVID-19 Tracker
720,469 Confirmed cases
2.4% daily increase
1.6% daily increase
The Commonwealth Coronavirus tracker will be updated daily at 5pm GMT
For latest data on all 54 Commonwealth countries please see the dashboard below.
COVID-19: Economic support measures in Commonwealth countries
The charts below are a summary of policy responses in Commonwealth countries to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 26 Commonwealth countries tracked, 18 have taken monetary policy action such as cutting interest rates, while over a third of countries are currently offering cash transfers, wage subsidies and tax deferrals to support the people worst hit by the pandemic. For a detailed breakdown of policy responses so far in each country, please click on the ‘All Countries’ tab below.
Source: International Growth Centre
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.
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 case 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, India and the UK than in other Commonwealth countries – for the moment.
|Country||Date confirmed cases >= 10|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||10-Apr-20|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||05-Apr-20|
|Antigua and Barbuda||03-Apr-20|
|Trinidad and Tobago||21-Mar-20|
IMF Outlook: COVID-19 Impact on Commonwealth Real GDP in 2020-21
The International Monetary Fund published its 2020-2021 Real GDP Outlook (an inflation-adjusted measure of economic growth) for all countries last week, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on economic activity and assuming the pandemic peaks in the second quarter for most countries. The revised IMF forecast indicates that the economic downturn as a result of COVID-19 will be worse than what the world experienced during the Great Depression in the 1920s or the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-09. Assuming the pandemic recedes in the second half of 2020 and that the policy response is swift and effective, the Commonwealth’s Real GDP is likely to grow by 5.05% in 2021. The chart below displays the IMF’s Real GDP projections for all 54 Commonwealth countries, grouped by region.
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.
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