Upward trend continues with almost 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Ljubljana – Slovenia logged almost 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The share of positive tests stood at 28.6%. The NIJZ estimates there are currently 14,029 active cases in the country, an increase of 1,136 on the day before.

A total of 1,965 new coronavirus cases were recorded yesterday in 6,867 PCR tests, up almost 80% week-on-week. The share of positive tests stood at 28.6%, up by more than seven percentage points from a week ago.

According to NIJZ data, the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents increased by 53 to 759, and the rolling seven-day average of new daily cases was up by 123 to 1,429.

The government reported that hospitalisations were at 440 today, which is 19 more than on the day before, with 120 patients requiring intensive care, which is the same number as yesterday.

The youngest hospitalised patient is 31 years old, and the youngest patient in intensive care is 35 years old.

The government added that nine Covid-19 patients died yesterday, two more than on Wednesday.