LUXEMBOURG – Masks and restrictions are falling, infections are falling in Luxembourg, but the pandemic has not gone away. Analysis of the latest data.
The masks are falling, as are the restrictions, but the Covid-19 has not disappeared. If the pandemic is no longer a number one concern for residents, infections do not stop there. Between May 16 and May 22, 1,879 people tested positive in Luxembourg. A 30% decrease compared to the previous week, which is explained by the rise in temperatures, less conducive to infections, the end of the Omicron wave but also by a decrease in the number of tests (9,178 against 9,722 the week from before).
A sign that the epidemic is stabilizing, the incidence rate has not changed with 291 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, but the number of cases “remains high” indicates the Ministry of Health in its retrospective in order to explain the impossibility of precisely determining all the sources of contamination.
“People are dying with the Covid rather than the Covid”
The lesser severity of the Omicron variant induced the authorities to release the pressure. This does not mean that vulnerable people are no longer at risk. Between Monday and last Sunday, Luxembourg deplored three deaths linked to the Covid. “At present, people die rather with the Covid than with the Covid”, however indicated the direction of Health. The virus would thus have become an additional comorbidity factor for very old or seriously ill patients. The average age of those who died was 82 last week.
In this context, hospital services remain largely mobilized. During the week, 12 new admissions of patients with Covid took place in normal care. Intensive care had two supported (+1 compared to last week).
The arrival of summer next month should, logically, further reduce the level of contamination in the country, the “downward trend” having also been observed in wastewater. But health authorities will undoubtedly keep a close eye on the potential appearance of new variants before a rebound already anticipated for the fall…