On Friday 26 February 2021, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 239 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections; there have been 637 fatalities (three new deaths since Thursday) resulting from the virus to date.
239 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Friday from a total of 11,560 tests carried out the day before, representing 38.17 people per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate was 2.07%. Wednesday 18 November 2020 marked the record daily high of 891 new cases.
The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) is currently 189.71. The lowest (since the most recent wave started mid-October) was 113.00 on 19 January.
A total of 81 people are in hospital with the virus, including seventeen patients in intensive care.
As per figures from Thursday 25 February 2021, there are currently 2,986 active infections known, whilst a total of 51,487 people have recovered from the virus to date. The effective reproductive rate in Luxembourg stands at 1.05.
As of Thursday, a total of 36,071 vaccinations had been carried out in Luxembourg; 804 individuals received their first dose of the vaccine and 507 received their second dose on Thursday.
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.