New coronavirus case count up 11% week-on-week

Ljubljana – Slovenia logged 1,081 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday in what is an 11% increase week-on-week, show fresh figures released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The test positivity rate stood at 20.1% yesterday.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population increased by seven to 546, and the rolling seven-day average of new daily cases was up by as many as 30 to 811.

The government said that hospitalisations were down by 14 to 406 Covid-19 patients, of whom 117 are in intensive care, down by five compared to yesterday. Three Covid-19 patients died on Wednesday.

The youngest hospitalised patient is 30 years old, and the youngest patient in intensive care is 35 years old.

There are currently nearly 11,580 active cases in the country, according to the NIJZ.

The share of fully vaccinated people in total population has reached 50%, as 1,055,032 residents in Slovenia have been fully vaccinated. Among adults, the share is 59% and among people older than 50 the share is 71%.