Case count at 883 as curve slopes downwards

Ljubljana – The coronavirus pandemic has been in slow retreat in Slovenia for a week now with the latest daily case count, at 883, a tenth lower than in the week before. Five patients with Covid-19 died.

The PCR test positivity rate for Friday ticked up compared to previous days but is broadly in line with trend at 19.1%, the latest data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show.

The 14-day incidence is at 533, down six from yesterday, and there are now an estimated 11,712 active cases in the country, down by about a percent on the day before.

While the epidemic slowly recedes, hospital numbers remained high. The overall number of Covid patients rose by ten to 423, whereas ICU cases rose by five to 120.