COVID-19 - Central America - 20-11-27

Data from JHU, ca. 9:00 CET

Central America is a Group with the following members:
Belize - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama

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absolutecases per 100.000 abs. development
1 day
rel. development
1 day
rel. development
5 days/average
Total infections 1655473 946.1 4301 0.26% 0.71%
Active cases 307896 176.0 408 0.13% 0.93%
Deaths 117405 67.1 52 0.04% 0.49%
Recovered 1230172703.138410.31%0.61%
Deaths per infected 7.09%
Recovered per infected74.31%
Active per infected 18.6%
Deaths per recovered 9.54%
Total Case Percentage

Gives the time necessary to double the existing infections - to reach a million from the existing status, or to reach the population limit of the given group (which can well be below a million). This assumes the exponential growrate of the last day or average of the last five days continues - which it does not, as there will be saturation towards the maximum. Please take these calulations with two grains of salt. As long as there is turning point in sight the data may well hold, though.
Last days rate Last average rate
Time to double cases 266d 10h 97d 8h
Time to reach a million cases
Time to saturate the populationstable >1yr

A ranking may taste a bit fishy, as this is not a competition between countries, but to compare the relative efficiency of measures taken, or for detecting which countries are likely to get critical next, this ranking imho deserves a place in this overview.
Total: 192Population na
Total casesCases per 100.000Average grow rate (5 days)
Infected na 78 88
Active na 64 72
Deaths na 23 74
Recovered na 65 74
The ranking is made over all groups and countries, including small or recent that are ommitted in the table on the front page - which may lead to minor discrepancies between both!


Members of Group: Central America

Belize - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama

Data by Country

Click on the header to sort - Click on the name for the countries dashboard! - Only countries with more then 100 infections and more then 100.000 citizens are listed!
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CountryPop (mio)InfectedActiveDeathsRecoveredInfectedActiveDeathsRecoveredInfectedDeathsInfectedActiveDeathsRecoveredDeaths per RecoveredRecovered per
absolute valuesPercentage growthrate 5dTime to doubleCases per 100.000% / ratio
Panama4.2191617441666830301420460.880.540.410.7378d 18h169d 15h3833.9395.171.83367.02.11:46.90.88
Mexico126.57810785941707711042428035810. 23h138d 21h852.1134.982.4634.913.01:7.70.74
Costa Rica5.058137093504121690849911.160.950.870.9760d 1h79d 23h2710.4996.733.41680.32.01:50.30.62
Honduras9.158107134566592899475760.510.380.240.49135d 17h284d 5h1169.8618.731.7519.56.11:16.40.44
Guatemala16.604121132737241411096190.420.330.280.35165d 22h249d 8h729.544.424.9660.23.81:26.50.91
El Salvador6.4863840522251102350780.450.010.430.17155d 14h163d 9h592.134.317.0540.83.11:31.80.91
Nicaragua6.465784139916042250.210.870.130.0336d 15h>1yr89.521.72.565.43.81:26.40.73
Belize0.415587239014130561.511.222.471.2346d 4h28d 8h1362.7582.934.4745.44.61:21.70.55
Central America174.97165547330789611740512301720.710.930.490.6197d 8h141d 21h946.1176.067.1703.19.51:10.50.74

More Data by Country

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CountryPop (mio)InfectedActiveDeathsRecoveredDeaths per RecoveredRecovered per
Deaths per infected ... days agoPossible
Total %
absolute values% / ratio0d5d7d10d14d
Costa Rica5.058137093504121690849912.01:50.30.620. Rica
El Salvador6.4863840522251102350783.11:31.80.910. Salvador
Central America174.97165547330789611740512301729.51:10.50.740. America

Heinsberg study

A study of the University of Bonn on the spread of Covid-19 at Heinsberg - the most affected county in Germany - showed a rate of deaths to infected of 0.37%. As this is the first reliable data on this ratio I use it as a projection from the number of reported deaths to the spread of the disease in the whole population, given as percentage. Note that locally other factors, like a developing spread, unreported deaths or a situation where people are more prone to die due to an overstretch of the health system will affect this number. Countries with a different population structure (eg. more young vs. old) may also get other ratios, so take this with a grain of salt - I will keep an eye on the developing scientific results.
Links (German):
Preliminary results - Press coverage: Die Welt