Corona virus and healthcare on the Faroe Islands

Healthcare on the Faroe Islands

The effectiveness of the health care system on the Faroe Islands is well above average in a global comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age on the Faroe Islands is 80.5 years for men and 84.7 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 10.0 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Faroe Islands

The inhabitants of the Faroe Islands are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By July 11th, 2020, 188 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 5th, 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear. The country reached its peak so far on March 18th with 29 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected on the Faroe Islands

The graph shows the number of people infected.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Sat 11th0+0.0%0+∞
Fri 10th0+0.0%0+∞
Thu 9th0+0.0%0+∞
Wed 8th0+0.0%0+∞
Tue 7th1+0.5%0+∞
Mon 6th0+0.0%0+∞
Sun 5th0+0.0%0+∞
Sat 4th0+0.0%0+∞
Fri 3rd0+0.0%0+∞
Thu 2nd0+0.0%0+∞


Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).