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The screengrab above and the ones below show what’s going on (to the extent data tells it) in the 53 countries and reporting locations with less than 1 million in population. I have rearranged the Worldometers columns and sorted by active cases. The data is as of o:00 GMT last night.*
It is no surprise that small countries squeezed in amongst larger countries with significant epidemics are facing challenges themselves, such as Luxembourg, Andorra, San Marino, and Liechtenstein. Other places where tourists seek to escape the winter cold have been afflicted as those tourists brought another presence unbidden to their shores. Even the wild places — Greenland, Faroe Islands, the Falklands (the Malvinas if you are Argentinian) — have not avoided the plague.
I have a pretty good grounding in geography but there was one name on the list that I had to look up to place on the map — Mayotte. Turns out it is a possession of France within the Comoros archipelago, but not a part of the nation-state of Comoros (which I had heard of). Comoros has had a turbulent history, so no doubt the residents of Mayotte feel fortunate to have remained with France, even though fewer than half speak French as their native language.
As you can see from the table, Worldometers is now reporting on testing numbers when available.
*Some of the more eagle-eyed will recognize that this is not a Worldometers table. I created it by copying and pasting it into my own spreadsheet. I created a sort of the whole table to isolate the low population countries by simply querying whether the value for cases/1 million population was greater than the total cases reported. For populations below 1 million, the answer would be “true.” I removed all the larger population countries/territories and then also removed some columns to make the table clearer for the key numbers from each country/territory when available.
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