Daily coronavirus case count highest in a month

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 4,202 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, an increase of nearly a third compared to the week before and the highest daily figure in almost a month, as the curve of infections continues to bend upwards. Four more patients with Covid-19 died.

A total of 215 patients are being treated in hospitals due to Covid-19, or 18 fewer than yesterday. There are 56 of them in intensive care, or three fewer than yesterday.

The 7-day average of new cases is now at 2,149 and the 14-day notification rate per 100,000 of the population at 1,300, up by 152 and 80, respectively, from the day before, according to the National Institute of Public Health.

The estimated number of active cases has surged by more than 1,500 to 27,597.

The test positivity rate has been increasing as well, with 16% of all PCR tests and nearly a quarter of all rapid antigen tests coming back positive.