1,897 new cases were recorded during the week from 15 to 21 November.

The seven-day incidence rate for unvaccinated people is now at 450.92 infections per 100,000 citizens while the one for vaccinated people is 217.71. Officials from the Health Directorate underline that the risk of infection is more than twice as high for unvaccinated people.

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425,854 people are fully vaccinated, according to the Health Directorate, which represents about 77% of the population aged twelve or older. 2,924 people received their first vaccine dose last week, 4,008 the second one, and 11,156 the third one.

The number of weekly PCR tests increased from 18,930 to 23,542. By now, a total of 82,444 people are regarded as recovered. The number of active infections increased from 2,607 on 14 November to 3,331 on 21 November. The average age of infected people decreased from 35.4 to 33.2 years. The average age of people dying with Covid-19 is 68 years.

Hospitals.

Last week, 39 new patients were admitted to hospitals with Covid-19. The number of ICU patients went down from 14 to 10 over that same period of time. The average age for hospitalised patients is now 58 years.

Out of 39 people in regular care, 20 were unvaccinated, while four out of ten people in intensive care were also unvaccinated.

Incidence rate among children

The seven-day incidence rate increased from 228 to 299 novel infections per 100,000 citizens. The biggest spike was recorded in the age group 0 to 14 years (+61%), followed by 45 to 59 years (+24%).

The majority of new infections occurred within family circles (31.9%), followed by schools (16.9%), work (6.3%), and foreign travels (5%). In 32% of cases, no infection origin could be determined.

Three schools recored infection chains over the course of last week. Classes therefore had to be quarantined in Dudelange, Rambrouch, and Sanem.

7,329 people were forced to quarantine last week (+82%), while 3,320 people (+22%) had to isolate.