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133 new Covid cases confirmed on Friday, on par with a week ago

Health & Medicine

Ljubljana - Slovenia logged 133 new coronavirus cases on Friday as 1,575 PCR tests came back positive, putting the positivity rate at 8.4%. This compares to 135 new cases and a positivity rate of 8.1% a week ago. One Covid patient died.

Friday's tally of new cases is by 11 lower than Thursday's, but the number of PCR tests was also lower by 196.

Another 42,440 rapid antigen tests were also performed yesterday, but all positive ones are double checked with PCR tests.

The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) estimates there are 1,418 active cases in the country, a daily rise of 39.

The 7-day average of new cases dropped by 2 to 114 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents increased by 1 to 65 on Friday over Thursday.

The number of Covid patients in hospitals today is 32, three fewer than yesterday. Eight are in intensive care, one more than yesterday.

NIJZ data shows that as many as 44.5% of Slovenia's population have so far been vaccinated with one dose, while 39.4% have been fully vaccinated, which compares to 43.6% and 38.4%, respectively, a week ago.


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