Luxembourg's Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, together with the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire National de Santé - LNS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), have issued a COVID-19 report for the period from 2 to 8 May 2022.

During the week in question, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 decreased from 3,641 to 3,257 cases (down 11%). Among these new infections, the incidence rate was 745 per 100,000 unvaccinated people and 2,512 per 100,000 fully vaccinated people.

In hopsitals, there were sixteen new admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients in normal care, compared to fourteen the previous week. The number of occupied beds in the intensive care unit decreased from two to 1one The average age of hospitalised patients is 60 years.

The number of PCR tests performed during the week of 2 to 8 May has decreased from 12,848 to 10,763. 47 people reported a positive rapid antigen test for the reference week, compared to 79 during the previous week, bringing the number of positive results following a certified rapid antigen test (carried out by a healthcare professional) to a total of 2,940. Note that positive rapid antigen tests are not taken into account in the calculation of the positivity rate.

As of 8 May 2022, the number of active COVID-19 infections decreased to 7,174 (from 8,251 on 1 May 2022) and the number of people having recovered from the illness rose to 233,934 (from 229,600). The average age of people diagnosed with COVID-19 was 37.1 years old.

Four new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported during the reference week. The average age of the deceased was 78 years old.

Positivity rate & incidence rate

During the week in question, the effective reproduction rate (RT eff) increased to 0.98 (from 0.82 the previous week) and the positivity rate on all tests carried out increased from 28.34% to 30.26%.

The incidence rate decreased to 505 cases per 100,000 people over seven days, down from 564 cases per 100,000 people the previous week.

Reinfections as well as certified self-tests were included in the calculation of incidence rates. Compared to the previous week, the incidence rate decreased across all age groups, except in the 0-14 year olds (up 10%). The greatest decrease was recorded among over 75 year olds (down 35%). The lowest incidence rate was recorded among 60-74 year olds (389 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) whilst the highest incidence rate was recorded among 30-44 year olds (767 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).


With the number of cases remaining high, it is difficult to follow up every case and to determine the probable source of infection. Of the 3,924 resident cases recorded during the week of 2 to 8 May 2022, only cases called with a result date of 2 May, 4 to 6 May and 8 May have been reviewed and the source has been determined.

A total of 1,997 case calls were reviewed and the source was determined.

The family circle was the most frequent source of infection (38%) followed by education (12%), leisure activities (8%), the workplace (5%) and travel abroad (5%). The share of undetermined sources remains unchanged to 26%.

Vaccinations: update

For the week of 2 to 8 May 2022, a total of 2,566 vaccine doses were administered. 63 people received a first dose, 130 received a second dose, 561 people received a first complementary dose (in addition to a full vaccinations schedule) and 1,812 received a second complementary dose, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of 10 May 2022 to 1,280,381.

473,198 people have been fully vaccinated, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 78.7% of the eligible population (i.e. those aged five and over).