On Wednesday 7 April 2021, Luxembourg's Ministry of Health reported 168 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections; there have been 762 fatalities (one new death since Tuesday) resulting from the virus to date.
168 Luxembourg residents tested positive on Wednesday from a total of 8,457 tests carried out the day before, representing 26.83 people per 100,000 inhabitants. The positivity rate was 1.99%. Wednesday 18 November 2020 marked the record daily high of 891 new cases.
The average daily increase (over a 7-day period) is currently 135.00. The lowest (since the most recent wave started mid-October) was 113.00 on 19 January.
A total of 139 people are in hospital with the virus, including 31 patients (with one coming from the Grand Est in France) in intensive care.
As per figures from Tuesday 6 April 2021, there are currently 3,487 active infections known, whilst a total of 58,544 people have recovered from the virus to date. The effective reproductive rate in Luxembourg stands at 0.78.
As of Tuesday, a total of 112,764 vaccinations had been carried out in Luxembourg (86,356 first doses, 26,408 second doses); 2,706 individuals received their first dose of the vaccine and 1,120 received their second dose on Tuesday.
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).