Number of coronavirus cases up nearly 30% week-on-week

Ljubljana – A total of 632 new coronavirus cases were confirmed with PCR tests in Slovenia on Saturday, as the epidemic’s curve continues to rise, a trend recorded earlier this week, shows data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The figure compares to only 489 cases recorded on Saturday last week, which makes for a 29% weekly rise.

The 14-day incidence of cases per 100,000 residents increased by 5 to 578 from Friday, while the rolling 7-day average rose by 20 to 947.

The NIJZ now estimates the number of active cases in the country at 12,258, up by 100 from Friday.

There are now 411 Covid-19 patients in hospitals around the country, up 13 from yesterday. Of these, 123 need intensive care, up 4, government figures show.

The youngest Covid patient is 32 years old, while the youngest in intensive care is 35.

Three Covid patients died on Saturday, which compares to four deaths on Friday.

A total of 1,064,673 residents have been fully immunised against coronavirus, which is around 51% of the country’s population.