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Slovenia logs second highest daily coronavirus tally, at 136


The latest cases come from 2,616 tests and bring the overall case count to just shy of 4,700, at 4,694, with the number of active cases at 1,383, according to the tracker site

On the upside, Covid-19 hospitalisations fell to 65 after ten patients were discharged home yesterday. Ten patients still require intensive care.

The latest infections include ten health staff, five care home staff and four care home residents.

The bulk of the newly infected (86) are aged between 25 and 54 (30 are 25-34-year-olds, 29 are 45-54-year-olds and 27 aged 35-44 years), and another 22 are aged up to 64.

Five were children up to the age of 14 and 11 are up to 24 year old. Twelve of the infected are 65 and older.

Most of the infections were again recorded the country's largest cities, Ljubljana and Maribor, which now have 304 and 211 active infections, respectively. But infections are scattered country-wide.

The northern region of Koroška saw as many as 18 new cases on Tuesday and now has 57 active infections. The situation was discussed at a session of the regional council today.

Doctor Zdenka Koželj Rekanović told the meeting that sources of infection were almost impossible to establish as many people did not know or would not tell where they had caught the virus.

"The situation is getting out of control epidemiologically, the exponential growth over the past 24 hours showing there are many asymptomatic cases," said Davorin Benko, a doctor heading a team tasked with managing the coronavirus spread in public social and health care institutions in the region.

He warned that some people are wilfully hiding their symptoms.

One of the hotspots in the region is a centre for persons with mental disabilities in Črna na Koroškem, where local media report 14 residents and staff are infected with further test results pending.

Slovenia has so far recorded 143 fatalities related to Covid-19.


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