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.
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.
For every 10 female...
...there are 11 Cases in men
Cases in men
...there are 13 Hospitalisations in men
Hospitalisations in men
|...ICU admissions||...there are
...there are 18 ICU admissions in men
ICU admissions in men
...there are 14 Deaths in men
Deaths in men
|...Confirmed cases that have died||...there are
...there are 14 Confirmed cases that have died in men
Confirmed cases that have died in men
Below you can explore sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19 from our tracker and compare to global demographic, development and gender equality datasets.