In Luxembourg The rebound of the Covid is confirmed, sharp increase in cases among 5-14 year olds
LUXEMBOURG – 1,300 people tested positive for Covid last week, up 30%. The incidence rate in children and adolescents explodes by 116%.
1,300 people tested positive for Covid for the week of September 19-25, according to figures from the Ministry of Health. An increase of 30% compared to the previous week. The rebound of the epidemic in Luxembourg, noticeable since the return from the holidays, is therefore confirmed.
To this number are added 613 reinfections against 423 the previous week, an increase of 45%. As of September 25, the number of active infections has increased to 2,611 from 2,076 on September 18. The average age of people with coronavirus is 40.5 years old.
On the other hand, no new deaths in connection with the Covid are to be deplored, for the week of September 19 to 25. In hospitals, eleven new admissions of confirmed positive Covid patients took place in the normal care unit, compared to six the previous week. Only one patient is found to care intensifies. The average age of hospitalized patients is 54 years old.
Positivity rate and incidence rate
The incidence rate rose to 201 cases per 100,000 people over seven days, from 155 cases per 100,000 people for the previous week. Compared to the previous week, the incidence rate is increasing in all age groups. The greatest increase is recorded among 5-14 year olds (+116%) as well as among 95+ year olds (+63%).
Source of contamination
The family circle is the most frequent source (26%), followed by trips abroad (17%), education (9%) and work (8%). The share of undetermined sources is decreasing (29%).
For the week of September 19 to September 25, 2022, 1,879 doses were administered: sixteen people received a first dose, 31 received a second dose, 106 people received a first additional dose compared to a complete regimen, 1,701 a second supplemental dose to a full schedule and a third supplemental dose to a full schedule, bringing the total number of vaccines administered as of September 26 to 1,290,631.
474,630 people have a complete vaccination schedule, which corresponds to a vaccination rate of 79% compared to the vaccinable population (including the 5+ population).
The level of contamination of the thirteen wastewater treatment plants analyzed during weeks 37 and 38 of 2022 shows a high prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, according to the latest report from LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology).