Seven-week high in Covid cases reported on Tuesday

Ljubljana – Slovenia logged 4,068 coronavirus infections that are picked up through testing on Tuesday, the highest daily case count since mid-November, as the Omicron variant fuels another wave of infections. The 7-day average of daily cases topped 2,000 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people exceeded 1,000, show fresh official data.

Data released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show the 7-day average increased by 311 to 2,058, and the 14-day incidence currently stands at 1,086, up by 133.

Hospitalisations increased by 11 to 542 on the previous day. A total of 160 Covid patients needed critical care this morning, down by two, shows the government’s coronavirus dashboard. Another six people with Covid died.

A total of 23,041 people are estimated to be actively infected, up by some 2,800 compared to yesterday’s estimate, according to NIJZ.

The test positivity rate stood at about 38% yesterday, up by some seven percentage points week-on-week, as the number of new daily cases more than doubled compared to Tuesday a week ago.