Three new Covid cases

23.09.2020 - 10:18
Three new Covid cases
There are now 35 active Covid-19 cases in the country
One person is currently receiving treatment for Covid-19 at the National Hospital's new temporary Covid ward

Three of the 1,675 Covid tests carried out yesterday came out positive.

All three people contracted the virus domestically and are linked to the same chain of infection.

They have now been quarantined and contact tracing has begun.

The daily number of positive Covid tests over the past week has been as follows: 0, 1, 1, 1, 3, 3, 11 and 3.

According to the latest figures on, 223 people are now listed as being in quarantine.

Location, age and gender

Most of the new Covid cases over the past week have been registered in Tórshavn. According to the latest figures on, updated yesterday, Suðurstreymoy has the highest total number of Covid-19 cases registered since early August, with 121, followed by Eysturoy (22), Vágar (13), Suðuroy (12) Sandoy and Norðstreymoy (7) and Norðoyggjar (2). Faroese expats and foreign nationals account for 74 of the total figure. The location of three cases is not specified.

The 20-29 age group dominates the statistics, with 59 cases registered. Next on the list are the 40-49s and the 50-59s (25), followed by the 10s-19s (23), the 30-39s (20), the 0-9s and the 70-79s (12), the 60-69s (9) and the 80+ age group (1). The age of one case is not specified.

The gender split among those infected is 51 percent men and 49 percent women. Foreign nationals are not included in the age and gender statistics, but Faroese citizens living abroad are.

For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit


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