559 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Saturday

Ljubljana – A total of 2,720 PCR tests were performed in Slovenia on Saturday to result in 559 new coronavirus cases, for a positivity rate of 20.6% or 0.8 of a percentage point more than the day before, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) reported. Hospitalisations were up, including for patients in intensive care.

Compared to the previous Saturday, the number of cases is up by 242, although only 1,710 PCR tests performed one week ago.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population is up by 14 to 455, and the seven-day average of new daily cases grew by 34 to 834, according to the NIJZ.

A total of 292 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised this morning, up by 18 on the day before, including 70 in intensive care, up by eight, show data by the Covid tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.

The NIJZ estimates the number of active cases in Slovenia at 9,652.