Positivity rate tops 30% in major Covid uptick

Ljubljana – Slovenia logged 1,669 new coronavirus infections on Monday in what is a major week-on-week increase in the daily case count. The test positivity rate was at nearly 32%, the highest since early January, show fresh official figures. Another four Covid-19 patients died.

A total of 421 patients are in hospital today, three more than yesterday, of whom 124 need intensive care, also up by three, show the latest government data.

The youngest patient in hospitals is three years old and the youngest person in ICU is 35.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents surged by 32 to 617, while the rolling seven-day average of new daily cases exceeded 1,000, standing at 1,067, up by 95 on the day before, according to data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

The NIJZ estimates there are currently 13,090 active cases in the country, an increase of 689 on the day before.

The latest deaths have pushed the national death toll to 4,995, according to a Health Ministry table.