The COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker

Data is updated every two weeks. Last update: 22 February 2021

Across 192 countries, how many have reported sex-disaggregated COVID-19 data?

Sex-disaggregated data along the clinical pathway, from testing through to hospitalisations and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, is essential to helping us understand who is being impacted by the epidemic and who has access to testing and health services.
Yet very few countries are reporting this data in its entirety.

Testing

14
countries

Confirmed cases

136
countries

Confirmed cases among healthcare workers

11
countries

Hospitalisations

26
countries

ICU admissions

18
countries

Deaths

106
countries

How much COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data is available globally?

At a minimum, all countries should collect and report data on COVID-19 cases and deaths broken down by sex. We assess the availability of this data in countries that are home to more than 99% of confirmed cases in the world. The amount of sex-disaggregated data however is far lower than that. Here’s how much sex-disaggregated data we’ve found.

Confirmed cases
78,587,096
Deaths
1,877,948

Which countries are currently reporting sex-disaggregated data?

As of 22 February 2021
  • have reported data on cases and deaths in past month
  • have reported either case or death data in past month
  • no sex-disaggregated data reported in past month
  • not yet tracked

At the global level, what does the data show?

For every 10 female...
...Tests
Across 14 countries
...there are
8
...there are 8 Tests in men

Tests in men
...Cases
Across 136 countries
...there are
10
...there are 10 Cases in men

Cases in men
...Hospitalisations
Across 26 countries
...there are
11
...there are 11 Hospitalisations in men

Hospitalisations in men
...ICU admissions
Across 18 countries
...there are
20
...there are 20 ICU admissions in men

ICU admissions in men
...Deaths
Across 106 countries
...there are
13
...there are 13 Deaths in men

Deaths in men
...Confirmed cases that have died
Across 93 countries
...there are
15
...there are 15 Confirmed cases that have died in men

Confirmed cases that have died in men

National sex-disaggregated COVID-19 data in context

Below you can explore sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19 from our tracker and compare to global demographic, development and gender equality datasets.