The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has increased from 1,934 to 2,824 cases (+46%) for the week of 6 to 12 June 2022.
The number of PCR tests performed during the week of 6 to 12 June has increased from 8,212 to 9,289.
35 people reported a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) for the reporting week, compared to 27 the previous week, bringing the number of positive results performed by a health-care worker to a total of 3,059. It should be noted that positive RATs are not included in the calculation of the positivity rate.
As of 12 June, the number of active infections has increased to 5,001 compared to 3,354 on 5 June, while the number of people healed increased from 245,443 to 246,610. The average age of those diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 is 39.4 years.
For the week of 6 to 12 June, 1 new death related to COVID-19 has been reported. The age of the deceased person is 82 years.
In the hospitals, there were 6 new admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients in normal care, compared to 3 the previous week. In intensive care, the number of occupied beds remained stable at 1. The average age of hospitalised patients is 55 years.
Positivity rate and incidence rate
For the reference period, the effective reproduction rate (R) decreased, with 1.21% compared to 1.26% the previous week, while the positivity rate on all tests performed (prescriptions, contact tracing) increased from 23.55% to 30.40%.
The 7-day incidence rate increased to 438 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 300 per 100,000 inhabitants the previous week.
Re-infections as well as certified self-tests were included in the calculation of incidence rates. The incidence rate increased in all age groups, except in the 85+ age group (-29%).
The largest increase was recorded in the 0-14 age group (+87%), followed by the 15-29 age group (+63%). The lowest incidence rate is recorded in the 75+ age group (249 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), while the highest incidence rate is recorded in the 30-44 age group with 714 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
With the number of cases increasing, it is difficult to call, review and determine the likely source of infection for all cases over the past week at the time of writing this report. Among the 3,628 resident cases registered in the week of 6 to 12 June 2022, only 662 cases (18%) called on 06.06., 11.06. and 12.06 were examined and the source was determined.
The family circle remains the most frequent source of transmission of COVID-19 infections (30%), followed by travel abroad (17%), education (8%), leisure activities (6%) and work (5%). The percentage of undetermined sources has increased (31%).
Vaccinations: update on the situation
For the week of 06 to 12 June 2022, a total of 1,586 doses were administered. 78 people received a 1st dose, 90 a 2nd dose, 511 people received one complementary dose to a full vaccination, 906 received a second complementary dose to a full vaccination and 1 received a third complementary dose to a full vaccination, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of 13 June to 1,283,839.
473,684 people have a complete vaccination, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 78.8% of the eligible population (i.e. the 5+ population).
"Impf-Bus on tour"
The next stops of the "Impf-Bus on tour" will also be announced on www.covidvaccination.lu.
Please note that the vaccination can be done without appointment (identity card and CNS card required). The type of vaccination offered is the initial vaccination and the booster dose.
Temporary closure of the Hall Victor Hugo vaccination centre
The Hall Victor Hugo vaccination centre will close temporarily from 2 July 2022.
The list of vaccination possibilities can be consulted on the following website: covidvaccination.lu
The evolution of the variants
Variant sequencing data are published every Friday on the website of the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de Santé, LNS) https://lns.lu/en/publications-en/.
Wastewater monitoring in Luxembourg as part of SARS-CoV-2
According to the latest CORONASTEP report drawn up by the LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology), the contamination level of the 13 wastewater treatment plants analysed during the 23rd week of 2022 still shows a high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater at national level. At the national level, the trend is similar to that of the previous week, with again a slight increase in the flow of SARS-CoV-2. This result should be analysed with caution, as further information is expected next week. At the regional level, the data are a little more disparate, with significant increases in SARS-CoV-2 flows in certain wastewater treatment plants (Pétange, Schifflange, Troisvierges, Wiltz) and decreases in others (Echternach, Beggen).
All CORONASTEP reports are available on the LIST website: https://www.list.lu/en/covid-19/coronastep/.
Press release by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)