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One hundred new virus cases, but spread slows
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One hundred new virus cases, but spread slows

by JE 22.09.2020 From our online archive
Number of people hospital remains modest at 20 in total
A medical staffer holding a coronavirus testing kit Photo: Guy Wolff
A medical staffer holding a coronavirus testing kit Photo: Guy Wolff

A total of 100 people were newly infected with the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, a little lower than last week's hefty increases, though the number of patients in hospital remains low.

The reproduction rate, which gives an indication of how easily the virus spreads, fell to 1.29 from 1.44, showing that the speed with which the Covid-19 disease is spreading is lowering.

The number of deaths, at 124, has not changed since August 17, and only 20 people are in hospital, with one in intensive care.

Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn warned last week that Germany could soon add Luxembourg back to its list of high-risk countries, requiring travellers to quarantine even if they could show a recent negative test.

Germany was considering imposing a five-day quarantine for anyone arriving from the three Benelux countries and from France given a recent spike in coronavirus cases in these countries, Asselborn said.


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