Since last week, a new elevated trend has been registered, which experts now have to observe over the coming weeks to confirm the more dominant presence of the virus.
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) published its latest analyses of coronavirus residue in 13 of the country's water purification plants. The virus concentration has notably risen in Grevenmacher, Bettembourg, and Wiltz. In Beggen, Pétange, Uebersyren, and Troisvierges on the other hand, rates have decreased over the past week.
Daily new infections have increased over the past week from 163 to 166 on average. This means that after two more or less stable weeks, the tendency is moving up anew. In their latest publication, scientists from the Covid Task Force emphasise that the situation thus remains highly volatile. There are currently around 3,000 active infections in the Grand Duchy.
By consequence, projections are now less favourable than they were the previous week. Experts are most concerned about the more contagious variants, with the British one currently making up 58% of cases in Luxembourg, compared to 20% for the one from South Africa. The Task Force therefore estimates that by May, the daily infection rate may go back up to 310 cases on average.