Luxembourg's Ministry of Education, Children and Youth has published statistics on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation in schools across the Grand Duchy for the week of 29 March to 4 April 2021.
The figures for students and teachers testing positive for COVID-19 relate to all public and private primary and secondary schools and competence centres in specialised psychopedagogy located across Luxembourg.
During the week of 29 March to 4 April, a total of 415 new cases were identified:
• 344 positive cases corresponding to scenario 1 were observed in 83 primary schools, 45 secondary schools and three competence centres (scenario 1: pupil or teacher infected outside the school without there having been a spread of the virus at school);
• 46 cases corresponding to scenario 2 were identified in eleven primary schools, fifteen secondary schools and one competence centre (scenario 2: maximum two positive cases in a class with an uncertain source of infection or probably outside the class);
• 25 cases corresponding to scenario 3 were observed in three primary schools and eight secondary schools (scenario 3: three to five positive cases in a class).
During the period in question, there were zero cases corresponding to scenario 4 (i.e. chain of infection within a school; several classes concerned or a class with more than five cases).
Results of Large Scale Testing in Differdange
Between 29 March and 2 April 2021, 3,708 people (children aged 4-12 and teaching staff in primary schools and maisons relais in the municipality of Differdange) got tested for COVID-19.
Ten of these individuals tested positive, which corresponds to a positivity rate of 0.27%.