Daily situation and changes since the previous update
Daily Diagnosed Cases and Deaths
New Cases and Tests by Category
Since the MoH publishes additional data on positive and total tests broken down by how/where the person was tested. Data on cases and tests from the LST scheme is available from to , but it is unclear how reliable these figures are.
Tests are categorized into four groups: on perscription by a doctor ("Diagnostic"), as part of contact tracing from previously detected cases ("Tracing"), as part of the Large Scale Testing scheme including entry/exit tests ("LST") and via a free voluntary test at the airport ("Airport"). "Unknown" includes tests from dates where no breakdown is available, or if the number of total tests is greater than the sum of all categories (for example if the number of tests is corrected upwards on a later date).
Active Diagnosed Cases
Age Distribution of Active Cases
A breakdown of active cases per 5-year group is only available since mid May, and allows for a view on what age group is currently the impacted the most.
It's important to remember that age is not distributed evenly in the whole population (cf. Figure 16). Some groups also have more contacts on average and thus more opportunities to get infected.
Data on ages of tested persons is not available, nor is there any information on the distribution of all diagnosed cases.
Similar to testing, data on hospitalisations was only sparse before April 3. On March 27 the capacity of hospitals in Luxembourg was 2354 beds with an additional 230 available if needed, 119 beds for intensive care patients with 80 further beds available if needed. The number of hospitalised patients for reasons other than COVID-19 is unknown.
Cases on log and linear scale
Cumulative Diagnosed Cases and Deaths though April 20
Showing cumulative numbers of diagnosed cases on a semi-log plot allows one to see how fast the virus is spreading in the population as constant a growth (or doubling time) forms a straight line in this graph.
The effects of measures to reduce the spread are clearly visible albeit delayed by the incubation period of the disease. This graph has been cut off at April 20 as the pandemic clearly wasn't exponential any more.
[a] The data wasn't/isn't reported daily, showing an increase would be misleading.
[b] Includes all cases. For cases from residents only subtract about one fifth. Based on 626108 residents.
[c] Includes all tests. Based on 626108 residents.
[d] Corrections to daily new cases and tests have generally been negligible the last few weeks. If this changes this could bias the indicator downwards and the window used to calculate will need be shifted backwards by a few days.