Slovenia & Coronavirus, Tue 1/12: 1,292 New Cases Monday, 22% Positivity, No Changes

By , 01 Dec 2020, 15:34 PM Lifestyle
Slovenia & Coronavirus, Tue 1/12: 1,292 New Cases Monday, 22% Positivity, No Changes

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STA, 1 December 2020 - A total of 1,292 coronavirus cases were confirmed in 5,868 tests on Monday and 55 persons with Covid-19 died, the second highest daily death toll since the start of the epidemic, show the latest government data.

The number of new cases is slightly lower than a week ago and the positivity rate, at 22%, follows a gradual downward trajectory recorded in recent days.

Hospital numbers remain high, with 1,299 patients in hospital, one more than the day before, of which 210 in intensive care, up by five in a day.

Jelko Kacin, the government's Covid-19 spokesman, told the daily press briefing that the epidemic was not yet easing off.

"If we all stick to the measures, the epidemiological situation will improve ... and the pressure on hospitals will relax so that we can start gradually easing restrictions in a controlled manner," he said.

In recent weeks roughly a fifth of new cases have been in nursing homes, and the trend continues. Kacin said 201 residents and 42 staff were among the new cases yesterday.

Since July 2,587 residents and 1,226 employees at nursing homes have recovered from infection.

The latest figure bring the death toll from the epidemic to 1,490. The number of all registered coronavirus cases has reached 77,106.

There are just over 20,000 active cases in the country, a figure that has remained broadly unchanged since mid-November. The 14-day rolling average of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants is at 961, down slightly from the day before.

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