In its latest weekly review, the National Health Directorate reports a significant increase in cases of Covid-19 and influenza in Luxembourg.
The weekly review on respiratory viruses is published by the Ministry of Health, the National Health Laboratory (LNS), and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
Last week, coronavirus infections increased by 14.5% to 630 cases in Luxembourg, according to the National Health Directorate's review published on Friday.
52.5% of those who tested positive were re-infection cases, compared to 48.6% the previous week.
Three people died with or from Covid-19.
The average age of the deceased is 79 years.
Four confirmed Covid-19 positive patients were admitted in standard care units, compared to 12 the previous week. There are currently no Covid-19 patients in intensive care. The average age of inpatients is 66 years.
Currently Omicron BQ.1 variants remain in the majority, representing 53.5% in week 3 in 2023 (59.6% in week 2 in 2023). The recombinant XBB variant represents 14.7% in week 3 in 2023 (11.8% in week 2 in 2022).
As for vaccines, 289 doses were administered last week, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of 30 January 2023 to 1,293,007. 474,943 people are considered fully vaccinated, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 79% of the eligible population (everyone over the age of 5).
The vaccination centre at Hal Victor Hugo will close its doors at 7pm on 10 February. A pop-up vaccination service will be available at Belval Plaza until 17 February. In addition, GPs and pharmacies will continue to provide vaccinations.
For all information about vaccination and where to get vaccinated, head on over to www.impfen.lu.
The National Health Directorate reported 182 officially declared cases of influenza, a 24% increase from the previous week.