During the week of 10 to 16 October, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 increased to 2,855 cases, compared to 3,004 cases the previous week.
In addition, 1,079 people were re-infected, representing 27.4% of all those who tested positive, compared to 1,246 (29.3%) the previous week.
The number of PCR tests performed during the week of 10 to 16 October has decreased from 10,274 to 10,063.
46 people reported a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) for the reference week, compared to 38 for the week before, bringing the number of positive results following an RAT performed by a health professional to a total of 3,617. It should be remembered that positive rapid antigen tests are not taken into account in the calculation of the positivity rate.
As of 16 October, the number of active infections has increased to 6,258 (from 5,688 on 9 October), while the number of people healed increased from 288,991 to 291,250. The average age of those diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 is at 46.6 years.
For the week of 10 to 16 October, 4 new deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.
The average age of the deceased is 88 years.
In the hospitals, there were 27 new admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients in normal care, compared to 27 the previous week. The number of occupied beds in the intensive care unit is 3. The average age of inpatients has increased is 66 years.
Positivity rate and incidence rate
For the reference period, the effective reproduction rate (R) decreased, with 1.01% compared to (1.10% the previous week, while the positivity rate on all tests performed (prescriptions, contact tracing) decreased from 29.24% to 28.37 %.%.
The 7-day incidence rate increasedto 442 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 465 per 100,000 inhabitants the previous week.
Re-infections as well as certified self-tests were included in the calculation of the incidence rates. Compared to the previous week, the incidence rate is decreasing in all age groups except in the 75+ years (+18%) and 45-59 years (+1%). The lowest incidence rate is recorded among 0-4 year olds (190 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). The highest incidence rate is recorded in the 90+ age group (1252 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).
Among the 4,297 resident cases in the week of 10 to 16 October 2022, 1.003 cases (25%) were reviewed and the source was determined.
The family circle is the most frequent source (22%), followed by work (12%), education (8%) and travel abroad (8%). The share of undetermined sources is decreasing (34%).
Vaccinations: update on the situation
For the week from 10 to 16 October, 2,951 doses were administered: 24 people received a first dose, 35 received a second dose, 185 people received one complementary dose to a full schedule, 2,609 received a second complementary dose to a full vaccination, 97 received a third complementary dose to a full vaccination and 1 received a fourth complementary dose to a full vaccination, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of 16 October to 1,291,194.
474,718 people have a complete vaccination pattern, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 79% of the eligible population (i.e. the 5+ population).
"Impf-Bus on tour"
The next stops of the "Impf-Bus on tour" will be announced on www.covidvaccination.lu.
A visit of the Impfbus is planned on Monday 24 October 2022 from 11:00 to 17:00 at the Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN), 20 avenue Lucien Salentiny, L-9080 Ettelbruck.
Please note that the vaccination is given without an appointment (identity card and CNS card required). The type of vaccination offered is the primary vaccination and the booster dose.
Vaccinations in Impfbus are done without an appointment, which means that you have to wait for your turn, and this can cause waiting times, especially during busy periods. If you want to avoid waiting and for your own convenience, we advise you to make an appointment with your doctor, in a pharmacy or in a vaccination centre.
The list of all vaccination possibilities can be consulted on the following website: covidvaccination.lu
The evolution of the variants
Variant sequencing data are published every Friday on the website of the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de Santé, LNS) https://lns.lu/en/publications-en/.
Wastewater monitoring in Luxembourg as part of SARS-CoV-2
The CORONASTEP report is published every 15 days.
The next report is planned for Tuesday 25 October and will contain data for weeks 40 and 41.
All CORONASTEP reports are available on the LIST website:
Press release by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)