On Saturday 5 December 2020, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 667 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections; there have been 350 fatalities (five more deaths since Friday) resulting from the virus to date.
667 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Saturday from a total of 11,151 tests carried out the day before, representing 106.53 per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate was 5.98. 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 529.57; the record of 678.57 was set on 3 November 2020.
189 people are in hospital with the virus, including 40 patients in intensive care. As at Thursday 3 December, there were 8,643 active infections known, whilst a total of 28,029 people have recovered from the virus to date.
The effective reproductive number in Luxembourg stands at 0.91.
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).