Almost 1,190 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, ten deaths

Ljubljana – A total of 1,186 PCR tests returned positive on Tuesday or 20% of all tests, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said on Wednesday. The number of active cases in the country is estimated at 13,743. The number of patients in hospitals was up further, and ten Covid-19 patients died, the government said.

The daily number of deaths was the highest since 27 April, and a total of 4,836 people have died of Covid-19 in Slovenia so far, show the government data.

The 7-day average of new cases was down by 26 to 1,001 but the 14-day incidence per 100,000 increased by 5 to 649.

There are now 384 Covid-19 patients in hospitals, including 105 in intensive care, the government said on Twitter.

So far, almost 1.1 million people or 52% of the population have been vaccinated with the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and almost 974,000 or 46% have been fully vaccinated.

Some 62% of adults (over 18) have received the first shot and 55% have been fully vaccinated. The shares for those over 50 are 72% and 67%, respectively.

A total of 7,318 people received a Covid-19 vaccine shot on Tuesday.