The Slovenia Times

16 new cases confirmed, including Vipava care home outbreak


The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 has increased to 11 after four residents from the Vipava care home were moved to the Department of Infectious Disease at the UKC Ljubljana hospital.

None of the patients require intensive treatment.

The latest cases bring the country's total of coronavirus cases to 1,716, of which 195 are active. The death toll remains unchanged at 111.

Testing will continue today at the Vipava care home; 40 more residents and 12 staff are to be tested in the morning with the results due later today.

The Pristan home's director Martin Kopatin said the remaining 20 residents are to be tested late in the afternoon or tomorrow.

The facility accommodates 108 residents and 45 staff. The first infection there was confirmed on Friday with one of the residents in what was the first ever Sars-CoV-2 case in the municipality. The origin of the transmission is still not known.

Meanwhile, at the outbreak at the emergency team at the Maribor community health centre, which also operates at the UKC Maribor emergency ward another paramedic has tested positive after three of his colleagues and eight doctors were confirmed with the virus last week, which makes for 12 cases there.

In addition, UKC Maribor suspended internships until further notice after a nursing student tested positive there. According to Jurij Toplak, the director of the private college Alma Mater Europaea, their student had caught the virus from her paramedic boyfriend.

One of the staff at UKC Maribor tested positive last week as part of the health community emergency unit's cluster.

Testing continues on a daily basis and more staff have been told to self-isolate, with community health centre official Aleksander Jus saying that none of the staff actually shows symptoms.


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