COVID-19 Weekly Report: Cases Down 30% Over one Week

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 published a COVID-19 report for the week of 16 to 22 May 2022.

During the week in question, the number of Luxembourg residents testing positive for COVID-19 decreased from 2,704 to 1,879 cases (down 30%).

The number of PCR tests carried out fell from 9,722 to 9,178 over one week.

20 people reported a positive rapid antigen test for the reference week, compared to 21 the week before, bringing the number of positive results following such tests carried out by a healthcare professional to a total of 2,981. Note that positive rapid antigen tests are not taken into account in the calculation of the positivity rate.

As of Sunday 22 May 2022, the number of active infections decreased to 4,846 from 6,244 the previous week and the number of people having recovered from the illness rose to 240,839 (from 237,565). The average age of people diagnosed with COVID-19 was 40.1 years old.

Three new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported during the week of 16 to 22 May. The average age of the deceased was 82 years old.