Published: 31.08.2020

Documenting response to SARS-CoV-2 in the Faroe Islands: a geographical and genetic isolate with the world’s highest test performance

Project leader Shahin Gaini

a) To investigate the reproduction rate of COVID-19 and the development of the growth rate in relation to the double strategy of mitigation and containment in the Faroe Islands
b) To estimate the case fatality rate and morbidity for COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands,
c) To undertake a large infrastructural investment in blood sampling of all individuals who are tested positive for COVID-19 to investigate the SARS-CoV-2 specific antibody formation and development.

Project period 17.04.2020 - 18.05.2022

Team The National Hospital, Chief Medical Officer's Office, the University of the Faroe Islands.

Funding COVID-19 funding from the Research Council.


Publications Scientific article "Epidemiology and Clinical Course of First Wave Coronavirus Disease Cases, Faroe Islands" in journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Scientific article SARS-CoV-2 Natural Antibody Response Persists for at Least 12 Months in a Nationwide Study From the Faroe Islands in journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases