New daily record, hospital figures stable

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 7,580 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, an increase of nearly 70% on the week before and a new daily record two weeks into the omicron-driven surge. The caseload has not caused an uptick in hospitalisations yet.

Hospitals treated 514 patients with Covid, down by ten on the day before, with intensive care cases rising by one to 156. Nine patients died, government figures show.

The PCR test positivity rate hit 53%, with the total number of PCR tests confirmed, over 14,000, indicating that the country is approaching the limit of testing capacity.

The 14-day case notification rate now stands at 2,906 and the rolling seven-day average of daily cases at 5,646, show data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).