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Another death and 141 Covid cases

Another death and 141 Covid cases

by YL 09.10.2020 From our online archive
Luxembourg suffers five deaths in the last 10 days as infection level stays high
P&R Bouillon testing station Photo: Anouk Antony
P&R Bouillon testing station Photo: Anouk Antony

Another death pushed Luxembourg's fatalities from Covid-19 to 130 as the country recorded a staggering 141 new cases, health officials reported on Friday.

Luxembourg had recorded just one death since mid-August before adding five in the past ten days. However, only one of the 31 patients being treated in hospitals is in an intensive care unit.

The disease also continues spreading in society, as shown by the Grand Duchy's reproduction rate of 1.17, meaning each person carrying the contagious coronavirus is infecting more than one other person.

Luxembourg also saw an increase in the percentage of people tested for the virus who proved to be positive. The country's positivity rate inched up to 1.92%, the health ministry said on Friday, higher than the 1.48% registered on Thursday.

In comparison, France and England reported positivity rates of between 8% and 9% in recent days.

New coronavirus infections increased by 19% during the week ending 4 October, with 549 cases compared with the 460 the week before, according to the health ministry's weekly update.

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