STA, 19 November 2020 - Slovenia has logged more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day running as a further 45 patients with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 964.
According to government spokesman Jelko Kacin, 2,064 of the 6,806 Sars-CoV-2 tests performed on Wednesday came back positive, which means as many as 30.33%, up almost four percentage points from the day before.
"We're all deeply worried, in particular doctors and other health personnel, what the situation will be in a few days," Kacin said at the morning press briefing on Thursday, urging on everyone to stay at home as much as possible.
He said though that the situation in hospitals improved slightly; 1,238 patients with Covid-19 were being treated in hospitals yesterday, 42 fewer than the day before, 205 of them in intensive care, four fewer than the day before, as 78 were discharged home.
The country's overall coronavirus case count has now passed 61,000 as the number of active cases has inched up again to 19,911, according to tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.
The rolling 14-day average per 100,000 residents has risen again to 950.
The region with the highest infection rate remains Pomurje in the north-easternmost part of the country, at 1,628 infections per 100,000 residents as of 17 November, while infections are also rising in Korška in the north and Podravje in the north-east.
All our stories on Slovenia and covid