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 80.4 years for men and 84.5 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 10.0 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 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 April 7th, 2020, 184 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 19th, 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 19th with 72 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.


Sources

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.