Surge in case count, positivity rate

Ljubljana – The curve of coronavirus infections in Slovenia is pointing up again after having flatlined in early October. On Sunday, 364 cases were confirmed, almost double the figure of a week ago, with the positivity rate above 25% for the third day in a row, the latest official data show.

The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed yesterday is the highest number for Sunday since 10 January (426).

Sunday marked the seventh day in a row that cases rose on the week before. The positivity rate was almost 27%, according to National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) data.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population stood at 585, an increase of seven on the day before, whereas the rolling seven-day average of new daily cases surged by 25 to 972.

The government said that 418 people were in hospital for Covid-19 today, seven more than yesterday, and 121 of them required intensive care, two fewer than on Sunday. Two Covid-19 patients died.

The youngest hospitalised patient is 34 years old, and the youngest patient in intensive care is 35 years old.

The NIJZ estimates there are currently 12,401 active cases in the country, or 143 more than yesterday.