On Thursday 22 October 2020, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 595 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections yesterday; there have been 140 fatalities (two more fatality since Wednesday) resulting from the virus to date, representing 95.03 per 100,000 inhabitants.
595 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Wednesday from a total of 12,177 tests carried out the day before. Yesterday marked the previous record high of daily cases with 416 new cases, with last Sunday the previous record with 242 new cases.
The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) in cases is now 285.29.
As of Thursday 22 October 2020, 69 people were in hospital with the virus, including eight patients in intensive care. There were 3,563 active infections known, whilst a total of 8,474 people have recovered from the virus.
The effective reproductive number in Luxembourg is currently 1.52.
The Luxembourg government's cabinet is expected to make an announcement of further guidelines / restrictions this coming week-end.
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.
Since 24 August 2020, the Ministry of Health's published figures only include resident infection numbers, as opposed to earlier figures which included both residents and non-residents (i.e. cross-border workers).