Seven people died with or from Covid-19 last week. They had an average age of 72.
13 new patients were admitted to Luxembourg's hospitals. Two patients are currently in intensive care. The average age of hospitalised patients is 56.
The National Health Directorate's weekly review also notes that 46 positive hospital patients had to be isolated last week. These patients were admitted to hospital for reasons unrelated to Covid-19, but the results of their PCR tests came back positive.
Between 20 and 26 June, the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 increased from 3,985 to 4,485 (+13%). As of 26 June, the number of active infections has increased to 8,822 from 7,045 as of 19 June and the number of people cured has increased to 251,249 (from 248,548). The average age of those diagnosed with Covid-19 is 38.4 years.
The 7-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants is currently 695, compared to 617 in the previous week. The reproduction rate dropped to 1.13, while the positivity rate on all tests performed (prescriptions, contact tracing) increased from 35.15% to 40.29%.
While the incidence rate is increasing in all age groups, the greatest increase is recorded in the age group of 15–29-year-olds (+22%) followed by the 30–44-year-olds (+18%). Overall, the lowest incidence rate is recorded in the 75+ age group (494 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), while the highest incidence rate is recorded in the 30-44 age group (1,135 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).
The family circle is the most frequent source of infection (25%), followed by leisure (12%), travel abroad (11%), and work (7%). The share of undetermined sources is 23%. The report points out that due to the increasing number of cases, " it is difficult to call, review, and determine the likely source of infection for all cases". Priority for calls is given to cases over 60 years of age as well as to residents of care homes.
78.8% of residents over the age of 5 are currently considered fully vaccinated.
According to the latest CORONASTEP report by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the level of contamination of the 13 wastewater treatment plants analysed during week 25 of 2022 shows a high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. Both at national and regional level, the trend is very similar to that of the previous week, with SARS-CoV-2 flows stabilised at a high level.