In Luxembourg: Covid: the number of new cases jumped by 46% in one week

In Luxembourg: Covid: the number of new cases jumped by 46% in one week

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LUXEMBOURG – The rebound of the coronavirus epidemic in the Grand Duchy is confirmed, according to the latest figures communicated by the Ministry of Health.

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The spread of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants is causing an epidemic rebound in many countries, including Luxembourg. The latest figures communicated by the Ministry of Health, for the week of June 6 to 12, confirm the trend. The number of people who tested positive during this period increased by 46%, from 1,934 to 2,824. The average age of those who tested positive is 39.4 years. Moreover, in the space of a week, the number of active infections rose from 3,354 to 5,001, an increase of more than 49%.

A new death linked to Covid has been recorded, bringing the number of victims in Luxembourg to 1,083. The age of the deceased person is 82 years old, specifies the Ministry of Health. The number of hospital admissions in normal care doubled compared to the previous week (6 against 3). On the other hand, the number of beds occupied in intensive care remained unchanged, at 1. The average age of hospitalized patients is 55 years.

Finally, if the incidence rate fell from 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 438 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 7 days, the effective reproduction rate of the virus fell from 1.26 to 1.21 in one week.

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