Daily Covid cases up 19% week-on-week

Ljubljana – A total of 2,225 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Slovenia on Thursday, a 19% increase on the same day a week ago. This is the seventh consecutive day that the case count has been rising week on week.

The 7-day average of new daily cases rose by 32 to 1,889 and the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people was up by 9 to 1,177, according to the National Institute of Public Health.

The estimated number of active infections was up by 306 to 25,000.

The latest infections were picked from 1,666 PCR tests and 9,991 rapid antigen tests.

Hospitalisations due to Covid-19 meanwhile continued to decrease, totalling 249 this morning, down by nine. This includes 68 Covid patients requiring intensive care, or six fewer than the day before. Five Covid patients died yesterday, government data shows.