The Slovenia Times

Friday's new Covid-19 cases at four-month high


Eighteen Covid-19 patients were in hospital, but none required intensive care.

A total of 2,617 Sars-CoV-2 infections have so far been confirmed in the country, while the number of active cases is now at 370, according to the national tracker covid-19.sledilnik.

The majority of new infections, ten, were again recorded in the municipality of Ljubljana. The capital was one of 26 municipalities where infections were recorded on Friday. The city has also the largest number of active cases, 90, followed by Celje with 24.

Slovenian health authorities expect infections to further rise in the coming weeks as many Slovenian holidaymakers are returning from Croatia, which has been since yesterday again on the country's red list.

According to the news portal, 52 tourists from Slovenia got infected in Croatia in the period between 7 July and 17 August, all but one in Novalja on the island of Pag, which is known for its night life.

The virus has meanwhile not spread in the retirement home in Šmarje pri Jelšah, where one resident tested positive last week. The care home's director, Gordana Drimel, told the STA on Saturday that all the tests carried out were negative.


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