New cases down by nearly 40% over the week before to 2,092, 17 die

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Ljubljana – Slovenia logged 2,092 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, down nearly 40% on the record daily figure a week ago. A total of 17 patients died, the latest government data show.

This comes from 6,193 PCR tests, of which 28.5% were positive, and 5,750 rapid antigen tests, where the positivity rate was 5.7%.

While infections and cases were down, the number of patients in hospital increased substantially.

There were 1,244 persons in hospital, up 42 over the day before, of which 206 in intensive care, 14 more than the day before.

Slovenia has so far reported nearly 143,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus, corresponding to over 7% of the entire population.

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The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) estimates there are currently almost 24,000 active cases in the country.

A total of 3,070 persons with Covid-19 have died.

Slovenia had a 14-day incidence of 1,130 cases per 100,000 population yesterday, and an average of 1,667 daily cases over the past seven days, according to NIJZ data.

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