Week-on-week coronavirus case count drops by 23% to 1,476

Ljubljana – Slovenia saw 1,476 new coronavirus infections confirmed on Friday, almost 23% less than the same day a week ago, fresh figures from the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show. Another 11 people died with Covid-19 yesterday.

The 7-day average of new cases dropped by 61 from the day before to 1,446, and the cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 people fell by 36 to 1,099.

A total of 23,186 people are estimated to be actively infected, which is 743 fewer than the previous day, according to the NIJZ.

Of the 5,048 PCR tests taken yesterday, more than 29% came back positive, with the positivity rate increasing by three percentage points compared to Thursday.

As for the situation at hospitals, 909 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised this morning, five fewer than yesterday, while the number of patients in intensive care increased by three to 247.

A total of 11 people died with Covid-19 yesterday, the government said.