A pandemic transits the orb (8)

Por: José Antonio Michelena

Coronavirus

The pandemic unfeded by The Covid-19 has shocked the world and made it clear that despite all the technological advancement we have come to, nature can charge us dearly for our mistakes, and that globalization is excellent for expanding viruses.

As each nation has charted its strategies, its own crisis management, we have convened a group of intellectuals from diverse countries to put into context, from their respective nations, this current, globalized scourge of humanity.

They are scientists, professors, writers, journalists, communicators, who will leave their voices here to transmit their experiences, information, opinions. By sharing them, they encourage us to feel that protection that knowledge and ideas provide, something we need very much at this hour.

Covid-19 in the Nordic countries

On map number 7 of the pandemic we had presented the situation in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark) until 30 April. Now, this new map is extended to all Nordic countries by adding Iceland and Finland. The reason for offering these five states together is so that you can appreciate the good management of the crisis they have done, though not all in the same way and not all with similar success.

We do not include the autonomous regions of Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Aland, which are also part of this block, because of their geographical and population nature that can somewhat distort the information.

Clearly, the low population density of the Nordic countries favors them to deal with the new coronavirus, but also their privileged global position in indicators such as education, economy, quality of life, civil rights, competitiveness, and human development.

Covid-19 data in Iceland until 04/05/2020 1

Iceland has a cumulative total of 1,799 cases; of these, 66 are active cases. 10 deaths accumulate and 1,723 recovered are reached. The number of new cases in the last 24 hours has been 0. Since April 20, there have been no deaths.

Keys to Iceland

In the cumulative it has had 530 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants.

It now has 19 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It has 3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first case was detected on 28/02/2020.

On 12/03/2020, more than 100 cases were accumulated.

Covid-19 data in Finland until 04/05/2020

In Finland there are a cumulative total of 5,327 cases; of these, 1,587 are active cases. 240 deaths accumulate and 3,500 recovered are reached. The number of new cases in the last 24 hours has been 73, with 10 deaths.

Keys to Finland

In the cumulative it has had 97 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants.

It now has 29 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It has 4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first case was detected on 29/01/2020.

On 13/03/2020, more than 100 cases were accumulated.

All 10 deaths were reached on 29/03/2020.

The 100 deaths were reached on 21/04/2020.

Covid-19 data in Norway until 04/05/2020

There are a cumulative total of 7,904 cases in Norway; 7,658 of them are active cases. 214 deaths accumulate and 32 recovered are reached. The number of new cases in the last 24 hours has been 57. There are a total of 8 deaths in the last 7 days.

Keys to Norway

In the cumulative it has had 149 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants.

It now has 144 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It has 4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first case was detected on 26/02/2020.

On 06/03/2020, more than 100 cases were accumulated.

All 10 deaths were reached on 24/03/2020.

The 100 deaths were reached on 08/04/2020.

Covid-19 data in Sweden until 04/05/2020

In Sweden there are a cumulative total of 22,721 cases; of these, 15,878 are active cases. 2,769 deaths accumulate and 4,074 recovered are reached. The number of new cases in the last 24 hours has been 404, with 90 deaths (the highest number since 30 April).

Keys to Sweden

In the cumulative it has had 228 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants.

It now has 159 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It has 28 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first case was detected on 31/01/2020.

On 06/03/2020, more than 100 cases were accumulated.

All 10 deaths were reached on 19/03/2020.

The 100 deaths were reached on 27/03/2020.

The 1000 deaths were reached on 14/04/2020.

Covid-19 data in Denmark until 04/05/2020

In Denmark there are a cumulative total of 9,868 cases; of these, 2,091 are active cases. 493 deaths accumulate and 7,284 recovered are reached. The number of new cases in the last 24 hours has been 147, with 9 deaths.

Keys to Denmark

In the cumulative it has had 176 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants.

It now has 37 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It has 9 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first case was detected on 27/02/2020.

On 10/03/2020, more than 100 cases were accumulated.

All 10 deaths were reached on 21/03/2020.

The 100 deaths were reached on 01/04/2020.

1 All data comes from the Johns Hopkings University site on May 5, 2020.

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