Tally of new coronavirus cases reaches 244 on Saturday

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 244 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the highest Saturday figure since mid-May and an increase of 150% on the previous week. More than 17% of all cases came back positive, show the latest figures by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

There were 66 patients with Covid in hospital this morning, the same as yesterday, with the number of ICU cases rising by three to 18, according to data tracker Covid-19 Sledilnik.

The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population rose by eight to 159 as the seven-day average of confirmed daily cases approached 300.

Sledilnik data show two patients with Covid-19 died.