Covid-19: 7-day average drops below 300

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 388 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the 7-day average of daily coronavirus cases dropped below 300, under the threshold to move to the green tier, fresh government data show. Another five Covid-19 patients died.

The epidemic is subsiding as the 7-day average currently stands at 287, which means Slovenia has reached the threshold to move to tier green, the mildest tier where all restrictions except for the ban on night clubs are to be lifted, although visitors to some establishments and events will still need to prove their negative Covid status.

Out of 4,237 PCR tests performed yesterday, 388 new cases were confirmed for a positivity rate of 9.2%, same as the day before. In addition, a total of 28,151 people were screened with rapid antigen tests.

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals fell to 277 this morning, with 85 still in intensive care, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

The latest government data show 36.9% of the adult population have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 20.1% of over 18s have been fully inoculated.