COVID-19: Review for the week of June 6-12, 2022

In the week of June 6-12, the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 increased from 1,934 to 2,824 (+46%).

The number of PCR tests performed during the week of June 6-12 increased from 8,212 to 9,289.

35 people reported a positive rapid antigen test (ART) result for the reference week, versus 27 in the previous week, bringing the number of positive results after ART by a healthcare professional to a total of 3,059. Remember that positive rapid antigen tests are not taken into account. When calculating the positivity rate.

As of June 12, the number of active infections increased to 5,001 from 3,354 on June 5, and the number of people recovered rose to 246,610 (from 245,443). The average age of people diagnosed with COVID-19 is 39.4 years.

In the week of June 6-12, there is one new death associated with COVID-19. The age of the deceased is 82 years.

In hospitals, 6 new admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients were admitted to the regular care unit, compared to 3 in the previous week. In intensive care, the number of occupied beds remained unchanged at 1. The mean age of patients in hospital is 55 years.

Positivity rate and infection rate

For the reference period, the effective reproduction rate (RT eff) decreased to 1.21 (1.26 in the previous week), and the positivity rate in all tests performed (prescription, contact tracing) increased from 23.55% to 30.40%.

The infection rate rose to 438 cases per 100,000 people over 7 days, from 300 cases per 100,000 people the previous week.

Re-infection as well as approved self-tests were included in the calculation of infection rates. The incidence rate increases in all age groups except for those aged 85 and over (-29%).

The largest increase was recorded in the 0-14 age group (+87%) followed by the 15-29 year age group (+63%). The lowest infection rate was recorded among people over 75 years of age (249 cases per 100,000 population), while the highest infection rate was recorded among people aged 30-44 years (714 cases per 100,000 population).

radioactive contamination

With the number of cases increasing, it is difficult to contact, review and identify the possible source of contamination for all cases in the past week at the time of writing. Among the 3628 resident cases registered during the week of June 6-12, 2022, 662 (18%) cases 6.06, 11.06 and 12.06 were reviewed and the source was identified.

Family circle is the most common source (30%), followed by travel abroad (17%), education (8%), leisure (6%) and work (5%). The share of unidentified sources is increasing (31%).

Vaccinations: update

For the week of June 06 to June 12, 2022, 1586 doses were administered: 78 subjects received a first dose, 90 received a second dose, 511 subjects received a first additional dose compared to the full regimen, 906 subjects received a second additional dose compared to the full schedule and 1 additional dose compared to the full schedule with the full timeline, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of June 13 to 1,283,839.

473,684 people had a full vaccination schedule, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 78.8% compared to the immunized population (hence the 5+ population).

Impf-Bus on tour

The “Impf-Bus on tour” trails are connected on covidvaccination.lu.

Note that vaccination is done without an appointment (ID card and CNS card are required). The type of vaccination offered is the basic and booster (booster) vaccination.

Temporary closure of the vaccination center in Hall Victor Hugo

The Hall Victor Hugo Vaccination Center will be temporarily closed from July 2, 2022.

A list of vaccination possibilities can be found on the following website: covidvaccination.lu

Evolution of variables

The variant sequence data is published every Friday on the LNS National Health Laboratory website: https://lns.lu/en/publications-en/.

Wastewater monitoring in Luxembourg in the context of SARS-CoV-2

According to the latest CORONASTEP report developed by LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology), the contamination level of 13 wastewater treatment plants analyzed during the 23rd week of 2022 shows continued spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus in waste. Nationally, the trend is close to the previous week, with a slight increase again in the flow of SARS-CoV-2. This result should be interpreted with caution, pending additional information next week. Regionally, the data are more contrasting with significant increases in SARS-CoV-2 fluxes in some wastewater treatment plants (Pétange, Schifflange, Troisvierges and Wiltz) and decreases in others (Echternach, Beggen).

All CORONASTEP reports are available on the LIST website: https://www.list.lu/en/covid-19/coronastep/

Issued by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

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