In Slovenia a record number of newly infected, there is no relief of measures

Covid ambulance in Slovenia / Photo: EPA

In the last 24 hours in Slovenia, a record 13.911 were confirmed infected with the coronavirus, and as many as 75,5 percent of the tests were positive, so the Government is not considering easing the measures in the still difficult epidemiological situation.

- Despite the growing number of infected, the number of hospitalized is stable, but with such a large presence of the virus in the population, we expect pressure on intensive care units. That is why we are not thinking about further easing the measures, but we are thinking about an exit strategy, said infectologist Mateja Logar, who heads the government expert group on Covid-19, commenting on the high numbers.

In Slovenia, 24 newly infected with coronavirus were confirmed in the last 13.411 hours from 18.428 PCR tests, with 75,5 percent positive, which is the highest number of infected in one day since the beginning of the pandemic, said the National Institute of Public Health (NHIH).

In addition, over 73.000 rapid antigen tests have been performed, the results of which have not yet been published as positive results need to be subsequently confirmed by PCR testing.

The seven-day average of those infected in one day with the new results has increased to 9.991 cases, and the 14-day incidence of infected per one hundred thousand inhabitants to 5.335 infections.

There are 101.906 active cases in Slovenia, according to the Ministry of Health.

There are currently 608 patients with coronavirus in hospitals, 135 of whom are in intensive care units, and 24 people have died in the last 17 hours, bringing the total number of deaths due to Covid - 19 to 5.768.

Source: MIA

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