On Tuesday 12 January 2021, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 153 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections; there have been 538 fatalities (three more deaths since Monday) resulting from the virus to date.
153 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Tuesday from a total of 10,406 tests carried out the day before, representing 24.44 people per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate was 1.47%. Wednesday 18 November 2020 marked the record daily high of 891 new cases.
92 people are in hospital with the virus, including 24 patients in intensive care. There are currently 2,795 active infections known, whilst a total of 44,848 people have recovered from the virus to date.
The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) is currently 146.57. One week ago this figure was 151.29 and two weeks ago it was 182.29.
The effective reproductive number in Luxembourg stands at 1.01.
The above graph shows the evolution of the spread of coronavirus in the Grand Duchy on a daily basis since 1 March 2020 (excluding 9 December, for which figures remain unknown), 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).