The rate of the Indian variant has thereby doubled in comparison to the previous week.

For an eleventh week in a row, new infections have gone down in the Grand Duchy. Between 7 and 13 June, 189 new cases were reported, a minus of 41.6% from the previous week, which saw 324 new infections.

Fewer PCR tests were performed over the same period of time, 45,745 compared to 47,237. 230 people officially reported a positive rapid test.

Similarly, the number of active infections has declined last week, 677 on 6 June compared to 500 on 13 June. A total 69,127 people are considered to have successfully recovered from an infection.

The average age of positively tested people remains stable at 33. The majority of new infections can still be linked to family circles (45.5%), followed by foreign travels (5.8%), and leisure activities (4.8%). In 39,1% of cases, no infection source could be identified.

Last week was also the first week since September 2020 that no person died in relation to the coronavirus. Twelve people remain hospitalised (-3), out of which two are being treated in intensive care units (-2).

The virus reproduction rate also decreased from 0.89 to 0.69. The seven-day incidence rate dropped to 30 new infections per 100,000 citizens. Since the number is lower than 50, the Grand Duchy is no longer considered to be an at-risk zone by the Robert Koch Institute.

When it comes to quarantine and isolation procedures, both also declined last week. 663 people were concerned by the former measure (-16%) and 686 people by the latter (-18%).

During the same week, more than 50,000 vaccine jabs were administered. 17,426 people received their first shot, 32,685 the second one. As of 15 June, 452,571 doses have been administered in total. 197,036 people are considered to be fully vaccinated.

Despite all these positive developments, the rise of the Delta variant still poses a reason for concern. The Alpha mutation, first discovered in Great Britain, is currently responsible for 47.4% of cases, a decrease compared to the 66% during the previous week.

Over the same period of time, the rate of the Delta variant has increased from 15.4% to 30.9%. Neither the Beta, nor the Gamma mutation were found in one of the tests performed last week.