On Friday 20 November 2020, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 519 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections; there have been 260 fatalities (six more deaths since Thursday) resulting from the virus to date.
519 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Friday from a total of 11,782 tests carried out the day before, representing 1,882 per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate was 4.41. Wednesday 18 November 2020 marked the record daily high of 891 new cases.
The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) in cases is now 547.14; the record of 678.57 was set on 3 November 2020.
222 people are in hospital with the virus, including 43 patients in intensive care. There are currently 9,488 active infections known, whilst a total of 20,014 people have recovered from the virus to date.
The effective reproductive number in Luxembourg stands at 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.
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).