New COVID-19 cases - Weekly review: 11 - 17 January
During the week from 11 to 17 January, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 decreased from 1,036 to 859 (-17%), as did the number of their identified close contacts, dropping from 3,496 cases the previous week to 3,024 (-14%).
Roll-out of the vaccination campaign in Luxembourg
The stockpile of COVID-19 vaccine doses continues to grow steadily.
Daily situation update
8.487 Number of PCR tests performed
Per 100.000 inhabitants: 1.356
229 People tested positive for COVID-19
Per 100.000 inhabitants: 36,58
Normal care: 67
Intensive care: 17
2 New deaths
Total deaths: 562
2,70 Positivity rate in %
Reproduction rate: 0,84
It should also be noted that the statistics reported each day always correspond to the situation of the previous day.
Source: Ministry of Health
Next update: 21.01.2021
Under the law on the mandatory reporting of infectious diseases, laboratories are required to report test results for certain infectious diseases within specified time limits. Thus, PCR test results regarding a COVID-19 infection must be sent to the Health Inspectorate Division within one day. Nevertheless, delays longer than one day may occur and laboratories may send some PCR test results with a delay of several days. As a result of this catching-up on tests, retrospective corrections are made to the statistics presented on the www.covid19.lu website.