The Slovenia Times

Covid cases climb to highest total in more than nine months


Ljubljana - Slovenia logged 2,270 coronavirus infections on Friday in what is a near ten-month high. The test positivity rate stood at 30.2%, show fresh official data. Another seven people with Covid died.

The seven-day average of new cases has therefore increased by 121 to 1,550 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 population has climbed to 825, up by 66, National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) data show.

Hospitalisations were at 455 this morning, up by 15 on the day before, with 120 patients requiring intensive care, which is the same number as yesterday, government data show.

The latest fatalities have pushed the national death toll to 5,027.

NIJZ estimates that there are now 17,436 active cases in the country, which is 3,407 more than the day before and 5,278 more than a week ago.

A total of 1,182,886 people or 56% of the population have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and 1,111,603 or 53% have been fully immunised.


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