Just over 2,000 coronavirus cases on Sunday

Ljubljana – The coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia keeps receding with 2,008 new cases recorded on Sunday, roughly 45% fewer than a week ago. However, the government reported 19 deaths for the second day running.

Hospitalisations increased somewhat as well with government data showing 526 patients were treated for Covid-19 as their main condition is hospitals this morning, including 103 in intensive care. This is up by eight and three, respectively from yesterday.

For the second day running, 19 deaths were reported among patients who had contracted coronavirus, which brings the death toll since the start of the pandemic almost two years ago to 6,712.

The 7-day average of new daily cases dropped to 4,019, down by 229 from the day before and the 14-day notification rate per 100,000 is now 166 lower at 3,776, according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

The NIJZ estimates 79,662 people remain actively infected.

The latest infections were picked up from 871 PCR tests and 34,129 rapid antigen tests.