Coronavirus case count up 40% on a weekly basis

Ljubljana – The number of new coronavirus infections, at 645 on Thursday, was up by almost 40% on a weekly basis. Hospitalisation numbers remained stable, while one Covid-19 patient died, the fresh official statistics show.

The number of patients treated for Covid-19 as their main condition in hospitals totals 39, which is two fewer than yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care was meanwhile up by two to eight.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population increased by 17 to 298, and the 7-day case average is at 536, up by 25 on a daily basis, shows data by the National Institute of Public Health.

There are currently nearly 6,329 active cases in the country, which is 355 more than a day ago and which compares to some 4,400 a week ago.

The infections confirmed yesterday were picked up with 532 PCR tests and some 3,000 rapid antigen tests.