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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Luxembourg
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Luxembourg.svg
As of 21 March, all regions have confirmed coronavirus cases (red)
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationLuxembourg
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseLuxembourg City
Arrival date29 February 2020
(1 month and 4 days)
Confirmed cases2319[1]
Recovered80[2]
Deaths
29[1]
Official website
https://gouvernement.lu/coronavirus

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Luxembourg on 29 February 2020. As of 1 April 2020, there are 2319 confirmed cases, with 29 deaths, and 80 recoveries in Luxembourg.[1][2]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-02-29
1
1(=)
2020-03-05
2(+100%)
2020-03-06
3(+50%)
2020-03-07
4(+33%)
2020-03-08
5(+25%)
5(=)
2020-03-10
7(+40%)
7(=)
2020-03-12
26(+371%)
2020-03-13
34(+30%) 1(+1)
2020-03-14
51(+50%) 1(=)
2020-03-15
77(+51%) 1(=)
2020-03-16
81(+5%) 1(=)
2020-03-17
140(+73%) 1(=)
2020-03-18
203(+45%) 2(+1)
2020-03-19
335(+65%) 4(+2)
2020-03-20
484(+44%) 5(+1)
2020-03-21
670(+38%) 8(+3)
2020-03-22
798(+19%) 8(=)
2020-03-23
875(+10%) 8(=)
2020-03-24
1,099(+28%) 8(=)
2020-03-25
1,333(+21%) 8(=)
2020-03-26
1,453(+9%) 9(+1)
2020-03-27
1,605(+10%) 15(+6)
2020-03-28
1,831(+14%) 18(+3)
2020-03-29
1,950(+6%) 21(+3)
2020-03-30
1,988(+2%) 22(+1)
2020-03-31
2,178(+9%) 23(+1)
2020-04-01
2,319(+6%) 29(+6)
2020-04-02
2,478(+7%) 30(+1)
Sources: 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Luxembourg


February 2020

On 29 February the Ministry of Health of Luxembourg confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in the country.[3][4] The patient was a man in his forties who had returned from Italy via Charleroi, Belgium.[5][6] He reported himself to the Sanitary Inspection Unit and is currently in quarantine at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg in Luxembourg City.

March 2020

On 5 March a man returned from northern Italy and was tested positive for the virus. He was put in quarantine at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.[7]

On 6 March a woman was confirmed with the virus after staying in the Alsace region in France, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3.[8]

On the evening of 7 March the Ministry of Health confirmed another case of coronavirus in the country, stating that the infected person had an "epidemiological link" with northern Italy.[9][10]

On 8 March another case was confirmed, with an infected patient who had recently returned from the Alsace region in France.[11][12]

On 10 March two cases were confirmed simultaneously, with one returning home from the United States and one returning from Switzerland.[13][14]

On 12 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 19 new cases in Luxembourg, bringing the total number of cases to 26, with a 94-year-old in critical condition. According to the ministry, two of the patients were infected in Luxembourg while the other 10 got infected abroad. One of the cases was diagnosed at Kirchberg Hospital, and since then the hospital has implemented numerous precautionary measures, including limiting patient visits, only hospital staff can reserve parking spaces being reserved for hospital staff only, outpatient consultations being substantially reduced, and controlled access at the main entrance.[15][16] The ministry also announced that schools would close from 16 to 27 March following the recent number of cases in Luxembourg.[17][18]

On 13 March, Minister for Health Paulette Lenert, Minister for Mobility François Bausch, and Minister for Family Affairs Corinne Cahen held a press conference to confirm another 8 cases and Luxembourg's first death, which was a 94-year-old who had been in critical condition.[19]

On 14 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 17 more cases, bringing the total number of cases in Luxembourg to 51. Paulette Lenert stated, "the virus has arrived," adding that the situation was starting to become "critical" and "unprecedented".[20][21]

On 15 March, Lenert and Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel held a press briefing confirming 26 more cases in Luxembourg, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 77. They stated that most non-food shops and restaurants would close at midnight following the spike in cases. Among non-food business permitted to remain open were post offices, banks and pet supply stores.[22][23] It was also decreed that buses would not open their front doors and that passengers had to get on at the rear of the bus; also, the front row of seats on all buses were physically blocked off with tape or chains.[24]

On 16 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 4 more cases, bringing the total number of cases to 81.[25]

On 17 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 59 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 140.[26]

On 18 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 62 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 203, with another death in the country.[27]

On 19 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 132 new cases, bringing the total number to 335, with a total of 4 deaths. Bettel declared a state of emergency. Later in the day, Lenert held a press conference, stating that all deaths were patients above the age of 80 and that 6 people had recovered so far.[28]

On 20 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 149 new cases, bringing the total number to 484 (the ministry web page had erroneously reported a figure of 618 earlier in the day).[29][30][31] Public transport services were significantly reduced, with trains running once an hour instead of four times an hour on some lines, and all Sunday services for trams and regional buses cancelled.[24]

On 21 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 186 new cases, bringing the total number to 670. The ministry of Health also raised the number of total deaths to 8.[32]

On 22 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 128 new cases, bringing the total number to 798.[33]

On 23 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 77 new cases with the total number reaching 875.[34][35]

On 24 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 224 new cases with the total number reaching 1,099.[36]

On 25 March at a press conference Bettel confirmed 234 new cases with the total number reaching 1,333.[37]

On 26 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 120 new cases with the total number reaching 1,453 with another death in the country.[38]

On 27 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 152 new cases for a total number of 1,605 with 6 more deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 15. 34 people are to said to have recovered from the virus.[39]

On 28 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 226 new cases bringing the total number of cases to 1,831 with 3 more deaths in the country.[40]

On 29 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 119 more cases bringing the total number of cases to 1,950 while 3 more deaths were confirmed.[41]

On 30 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 38 more cases bringing the total number of cases to 1,988 while 1 more deaths were confirmed.[42]

On 31 March the Ministry of Health confirmed 190 more cases bringing the total number of cases to 2,178 while 1 more deaths were confirmed.[43]

April 2020

On 1 April the Ministry of Health confirmed 141 more cases bringing the total number of cases to 2,319 while 6 more deaths were confirmed.[44]

Statistics

Total confirmed cases

References

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  2. ^ a b "Coronavirus Update (Live): 645,956 Cases and 29,979 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
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  38. ^ "Confirmed coronavirus cases: Ministry confirms 1,453 infections - 120 new cases in last 24 hours, and one death".
  39. ^ "Ministry confirms 1,605 cases, 15 deaths: Friday". today.rtl.lu. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  40. ^ "Latest figures: Ministry of Health confirms 1,831 cases, 18 deaths: Saturday". today.rtl.lu. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  41. ^ "Infections in Luxembourg: Ministry of Health confirms 1,950 infections, 21 deaths: Sunday". today.rtl.lu. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  42. ^ "Ministry of Health confirms 1,988 cases, 22 deaths: Monday". today.rtl.lu. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
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  44. ^ "Wednesday update: Another 141 coronavirus cases confirmed in Luxembourg, 6 deaths". today.rtl.lu. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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