The latest report from state laboratory LNS found that 74.9% of Covid-19 samples in the week ending 2 January were of the Omicron variant.

5,641 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in Luxembourg between 27 December 2021 and 2 January 2022. Of these, 1,587 specimens were screened by the laboratory to find suspected Omicron cases.

Genetic sequencing was carried out on 458 of these specimens, with 74.9% identified as definite Omicron cases. The analysis thus confirmed that Omicron has become the dominant variant in Luxembourg.

In total, 28.1% of cases were screened, with 8.1% of them subject to genetic sequencing.

All Omicron cases identified were assigned to the lineage BA.1, which is the most common one worldwide.

25.1% of cases were confirmed as the Delta variant, with AY.43 being the most common lineage.

The report also provided an update on the presence of influenza in the Grand Duchy, identifying one new case of the flu. This remains below the threshold for an influenza epidemic.