Covid infections increase 40% for the second week in a row

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Covid infections increase 40% for the second week in a row

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The surge in cases comes as Luxembourg prepares to lift most of its remaining restrictions.

The surge in cases comes as Luxembourg prepares to lift most of its remaining restrictions.

The number of Covid cases has been on the rise in Luxembourg, just as many restrictions are being lifted

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By Cliona Hickey

The number of new Covid-19 infections in Luxembourg has increased by more than 40% for the second consecutive week, just as the country lifts the last of its restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

There were almost 4,000 new cases in the week between June 13 and 19, according to the latest weekly figures published this Friday by the Ministry of Health.

New infections rose from just over 2,800 the previous week, when cases jumped 46%. The number of patients in the hospital has also increased, rising from six to 15 last week, two of whom are in intensive care.

The rising number of cases comes as Luxembourg prepares to lift most of the remaining restrictions imposed in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.

However, the government is still considering plans to introduce a compulsory vaccination mandate for people over 50, with a group of medical experts due to give their advice on the matter in the coming weeks, Dr. Claude Muller, a virologist who sits on the panel, he said last week.

Nearly 79% of the population has received a full course of vaccination, according to the latest weekly figures.




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