The COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker

Data is updated every two weeks. Last update: 21 September 2020

Across 175 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.

8

Testing

119

Confirmed cases

7

Confirmed cases among healthcare workers

17

Hospitalisations

11

ICU admissions

84

Deaths

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
16,720,188
Deaths
647,734

Which countries are currently reporting sex-disaggregated data?

  • 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...
...Cases
...there are
11
...there are 11 Cases in men

Cases in men
...Hospitalisations
...there are
13
...there are 13 Hospitalisations in men

Hospitalisations in men
...ICU admissions
...there are
18
...there are 18 ICU admissions in men

ICU admissions in men
...Deaths
...there are
14
...there are 14 Deaths in men

Deaths in men
...Confirmed cases that have died
...there are
14
...there are 14 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.