COVID-19 cases - Weekly review: 4 - 10 July 2022

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased from 5,741 to 5,616 cases (-2%) for the week of 4 to 10 July 2022.

The number of PCR tests performed during the week of 4 to 10 July has increased from 14,201 to 14,293.

54 people reported a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) for the reporting week, compared to 53 the previous week, bringing the number of positive results performed by a health-care worker to a total of 3,262. It should be noted that positive RATs are not included in the calculation of the positivity rate.

As of 10 July, the number of active infections has increased to 11,652 compared to 10,504 on 3 July, while the number of people healed increased from 255,305 to 259,768. The average age of those diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 is 40.7 years.

For the week of 4 to 10 July, 5 new deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. The average age of the deceased is 64 years.

In the hospitals, there were 28 new admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients in normal care, compared to 19 the previous week. The number of occupied beds in the intensive care unit decreased from 1 to 0. The average age of hospitalised patients is 58 years.

Positivity rate and incidence rate

For the reference period, the effective reproduction rate (R) decreased, with 1.00 compared to 1.01 the previous week, while the positivity rate on all tests performed (prescriptions, contact tracing) decreased from 40.43% to 39.29%.

The 7-day incidence rate decreased to 870 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 890 per 100,000 inhabitants the previous week.

Re-infections as well as certified self-tests were included in the calculation of incidence rates.

Compared to the previous week, the incidence rate has increased in the 0-4 age group (+25%), in the 75-79 age group (+47%) and 85+ years (+70%).

A slight decrease is recorded in the age groups between 5 and 75 years (decrease of 2%) The lowest incidence rate is recorded in the 90+ age group (467 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), while the highest incidence rate is recorded in the 45-49 age group with 1,620 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


With the number of cases remaining high, it is difficult to identify, review and determine the likely source of infection, as well as the proportion of positive cases from residents who had travelled in the 14 days prior to the date of the result for the past week's cases.

Vaccinations: update on the situation

For the week of 4 to 10 July, a total of 1,972 doses were administered. 50 people received a 1st dose, 73 a 2nd dose, 512 people received one complementary dose to a full vaccination, 1,334 received a second complementary dose to a full vaccination and 3 received a third complementary dose to a full vaccination, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of 11 July to 1,286,959.

474,091 people have a complete vaccination pattern, 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

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.

Vaccination centre Hall Victor Hugo

A 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine can now be given to people aged 70 years and over, as well as to people with a written recommendation from their doctor and a risk factor for severe COVID-19.

On this occasion, the Victor Hugo vaccination centre will exceptionally reopen between 12 and 30 July. People wishing to be vaccinated are also invited to take advantage of the vaccination facilities offered by town practices, pharmacies and the vaccination bus.

The list of all vaccination possibilities can be consulted on the following website:

The evolution of the variants

Variant sequencing data is published every Friday on the website of the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de Santé, LNS)

Wastewater monitoring in Luxembourg as part of SARS-CoV-2

From now on, the frequency of wastewater sampling will be reduced to one analysis per week. As a result, summaries of the situation will be provided every two weeks instead of every week. 

All CORONASTEP reports are available on the LIST website:

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)

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