The Slovenia Times

Number of new coronavirus cases lowest since mid-October


Ljubljana - The number of new coronavirus cases continues to drop in Slovenia, with 677 new cases detected on Sunday, the lowest daily count since mid-October. The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) estimates there are about 22,100 active cases in the country.

Government data show that a further 16 Covid-19 patients died yesterday. Hospitalisations totalled 874 this morning, down by nine on the day before, including 236 in intensive care, down by seven.

The youngest hospitalised patient is 19 years old, whereas the youngest person requiring intensive care is 20 years old.

The 7-day case average dropped by 13 to 1,386 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 population by 16 to 1,050.

The number of active cases decreased by 358 to 22,129.

The test positivity rate stood at 38.7% yesterday, down by three percentage points from a week ago. The latest daily tally of cases shows a drop of some 13% in weekly comparison.


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