Analyzing Aruba’s COVID-19 numbers

ORANJESTAD - Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 up to February 15, 2021, Aruba registered a total of 7438 positive Covid19 cases.

7062 of the 7438 positive cases are residents and the amount of fatalities due to COVID-19 among residents is 68. The age group responsible for most of the positive cases ranges from 25 to 54 years old. The 7062 of the positive cases among residents represent 6% of the population according to the latest data from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).

The 68 Covid19 related fatalities among the residents are almost 1% of the total amount of positive cases among residents. The average age of COVID-19  related fatalities is 74 years old with the youngest person succumbing to the virus at age 36 and the oldest at age 94. The vast majority of fatalities occurred with patients older than 75 years. 38 of the deceased among this group had underlying medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and kidney disease to mention a few.

Conclusion
Considering the facts that only about 6% of the population tested positive and, according to the statistics, about 50% of those who came in contact with COVID-19  developed symptoms, it is fair to state that the great majority of the population is still vulnerable for the COVID-19  virus, vulnerable for developing symptoms, complications and even death due to the virus. This is the reason why the COVID-19  vaccine is so important for the population. The amount of individuals who are currently protected against COVID-19  is relatively small compared to those who are at risk of contracting the virus with all the possible consequences. The vaccine will provide protection against COVID-19  and lowers the chances of developing severe symptoms should the person contract COVID-19  and thus limit the further spreading of the virus. The vaccine is so far the best protection against COVID-19.

COVID-19 tests Testcenter Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital and positivity rate

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