The Slovenia Times

Coronavirus infections keep receding


Ljubljana - Slovenia logged 3,394 new coronavirus cases for Monday as infections kept receding week-on-week for the fourth consecutive day. However, Covid-19 has claimed 23 more lives and ICU cases keep climbing, data released by the government show.

A total of 1,154 patients were hospitalised with Covid-19 this morning, eight fewer then yesterday. However, the number of those treated in intensive care increased by ten to 285.

The latter figure is just below the current Covid ICU capacity of 288 beds but the capacity is expected to be expanded.

With the daily count of newly confirmed infections dropping by 10% from the same day a week ago, the rolling 7-day average dropped further to 3,090, down by over 50 from the day before.

The cumulative 14-day incidence was still slightly up, by two to 2,125, and the estimated number of active cases rose by about 50 to almost 44,800, according to the National Institute of Public Health.

The PCR test positivity rate remains high at 46%.

Vaccination is progressing slowly, with 1,139,108 people or 54% of the population fully inoculated. This means 64% of adults or 75% of the over 50-year-olds.

According to the government, 242,219 people have received a booster shot.


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