One week as a corona-free nation

15.05.2020 - 15:22
One week as a corona-free nation
It is now one week since the last of the 187 corona-positive people in the Faroes recovered
Yesterday, a total of 8,710 corona tests had been carried out

The Faroe Islands have now been entirely free of the coronavirus for one week.

The Faroese corona case was registered on 3 March when a man from Hoyvík tested COVID-19 positive after returning from a trip to Paris.

Fifty days later, on 22 April, the last corona cases were registered when two people who arrived in the country by air tested positive.

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March 16 was the worst corona day, with 19 positive tests.

The 20-29 age group features most prominently in the corona stats, with 43 cases. Next up is the 50-59 group (36), followed by the 40-49s (32), the 10-19s (21), the 30-39s (18), the 60-69s (17), the 0-9s (11), the 70-79s (5) and 80+ (4).

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Suðurstreymoy has the highest number of cases, with 95, followed by Norðoyggjar (45), Eysturoy (21), Vágar (12), Norðstreymoy (11) and Sandoy and Suðuroy combined (3). Figures below three are not announced.

The gender split among those infected is 57% women and 43% men. For more information about the corona situation in the Faroe Islands, visit


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Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Hósdag 4. juni
Kvørnin: "Illusions", Heiðrik
Hósdag 4. juni
Hósdag 4. juni
Nón 4. juni - á Norðoyastevnu
Hósdag 4. juni
Mono - Disco (4:5)
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Mánadag 1. juni
Andakt við Emil Olsen, presti
Mánadag 1. juni
Guðstænasta úr Fuglafjarða kirkju
Sunnudag 31. mai
Andakt við Emil Olsen, presti
Sunnudag 31. mai
Guðstænasta úr Glyvra kirkju.