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Number of new coronavirus cases tops 1,000, up slightly week-on-week

Health & Medicine

Ljubljana - After a week-long downward trend, the number of new coronavirus topped 1,000 on Monday, standing at 1,005, in what is an increase over the week before. The PCR test positivity rate was at 22%. Hospitalisations are also up slightly today and one more Covid-19 patient has died, government data show.

A total of 428 patients are in hospital today, six more than on Monday, of whom 116 need intensive care, five fewer than yesterday.

The youngest patient in hospitals is 28 and the youngest person in ICU is 37.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents has dropped by two to 549, while the 7-day average was up by four to 792.

There are an estimated 11,640 active infections in the country, down 27 from the day before.

The vaccination rate for the entire population now stands at 49.7%.

Health Minister Janez Poklukar said yesterday that the vaccinated-recovered-tested rule was expected to be in place at least until the vaccination rate reaches 70%.


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