Case count at 900 on Thursday amid stepped-up testing

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 900 new cases of coronavirus for Thursday, a slight increase over the week before amid significantly stepped-up testing. Six patients with Covid-19 died.

The positivity rate for PCR tests stood at 16.8% compared to over 20% the week before, as almost 5,400 PCR tests and nearly 30,000 rapid tests were performed, the latest government figures show.

The situation in hospitals remains stable with 629 Covid-19 patients currently hospitalised and 159 in intensive care, up nine and five, respectively, over the day before.

The rolling seven-day average of confirmed daily cases rose slightly to 684. The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population was 520 and the seven-day incidence was at 230, according to government spokeswoman Maja Bratuša.

Slovenia has so far confirmed almost 236,000 coronavirus cases, of which an estimated 11,000 remain active.