Data based on a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report revealed that 23 COVID-19 cases per 1,000 beds in long-term care facilities (LTCF) were detected in Luxembourg during the week of 17 to 23 January 2022, representing the highest number recorded to date.

The data is shown in terms of per 1,000 beds as the number of LTCF residents change from month to month.

In comparison, the incidence rate for the week in question was seven per 1,000 for all residents in Luxembourg aged 65 or older (604 positive cases).

The number of new weekly cases in LTCFs increased 14-fold in just four weeks; there were only two cases per 1,000 LTCF beds reported for the week of 20 to 26 December 2021.

According to the latest data available as of October 2021, there were 3,930 beds (excluding short-stay beds) in the 30 integrated centres for the elderly (Centres intégrés pour personnes âgées - CIPA) and 2,473 beds across 22 nursing homes (Maisons de soins) in Luxembourg.

In terms of COVID-19 vaccination status, 93.4% of LCTF residents were fully vaccinated and 80.4% had an additional or booster dose as of 27 January 2022.

The National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire National de Santé - LNS) has assigned 96.5% of national COVID-19 cases to the Omicron variant for the week of 10 to 16 January 2022 (the latest weekly report available).