The number of people having tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Luxembourg stands at 6,616 (up 83 from Wednesday), including 114 fatalities (unchanged) resulting from the virus, as of early evening on Thursday 30 July 2020.
At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Luxembourg's Health Minister Paulette Lenert clarified that daily reporting takes stock of the situation of the day before, using figures provided by various laboratories. Figures are reported as they were from midnight to midnight, although updates the following morning can lead to a retrospective amendment.
From a total of 8,442 tests carried out on Wednesday, 83 people tested positive, including 68 residents and 15 non-residents. The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) in cases is now 96.14.
The number of people currently hospitalised with COVID-19 is 57, with six patients in intensive care. Currently there are 1,475 people known to be infected while 5,027 have reportedly recovered from COVID-19. The effective reproductive number in Luxembourg is currently 1.00.
The above graph shows the evolution of the spread of coronavirus in the Grand Duchy on a daily basis since 1 March 2020, with the orange line showing the daily numbers averaged over the past week; the graph below shows the total figures (cumulative) over the same period.