Seven-day infection average continues to drop in Slovenia

Ljubljana – A total of 245 infections with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia on Friday in 3,464 PCR tests as the rolling seven-day average continued to drop. Two Covid-19 patients meanwhile died, fresh data from the government show.

The number of new infections confirmed on Friday is a significant drop on the weekly basis (from 355), while the positivity rate for yesterday was also slightly down compared to the day before to 7.1%.

A total of 44,479 people were also screened with rapid antigen tests yesterday, with all positive ones double-checked with PCR tests.

The number of patients currently in hospitals dropped by four from yesterday to 201, of whom 52 require intensive care, which is seven fewer than on Friday.

The rolling seven-day average dropped on Friday to 244 from 259 on Thursday, while the cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents is now at 174, show data from the National Institute for Public Health.

As of this morning, 709,780 people in Slovenia have received the first Covid-19 vaccine jab, while over 469,627 have been fully vaccinated.