Further Covid deaths “not unlikely”

17.11.2021 - 17:16
Further Covid deaths “not unlikely”
With the current infection rates and with elderly care home residents testing positive, more Covid-related fatalities are to be expected, says chief medical officer

Most of the ten people who have suffered Covid-related deaths were aged 80 and above, and most were in hospital at the time of death.

No young people are so far featured in this statistic. 

The ten people who suffered Covid-related deaths include women and men, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Common to all ten is that they suffered from other conditions in addition to Covid.

One more Covid-related death was registered yesterday. No details are available about this person.

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A fatality is registered as Covid-related if the person dies within 30 days of testing positive, explains chief medical officer Lars Fodgaard Møller.

“It can therefore be difficult to distinguish between ‘Covid-related deaths’ and ‘death as a direct consequence of Covid,” he says.

“This is not the most accurate classification method, but it is the definition used internationally to facilitate statistical comparisons.”

Twenty-eight new Covid cases

Yesterday’s 2,415 Covid tests resulted in 28 positive cases, reports corona.fo.

All have been notified by the health authorities, and extensive contact tracing is underway.

The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 48, 48, 29, 35, 27, 51 and 27.

There are currently 436 active Covid-19 cases in the country. Four people are receiving Covid treatment in hospital, and 11 Covid-related fatalities have been registered since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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According to the latest vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated today, 91.4 percent of the 12+ population have received the first shot of the vaccine, 86.4 percent have received the second shot and 8.3 percent have received a third booster shot.

Plenty of vaccine doses are available to everyone aged 12 and over. Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Those requiring assistance with filling in the forms can call 304545 on weekdays between 2pm and 4pm.


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

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

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