STA, 11 December 2020 - A total of 6,453 coronavirus tests were conducted in Slovenia on Thursday and 28% or 1,813 came back positive. The number of patients in hospitals rose by ten to 1,268, and the number of those requiring intensive care was up by seven to 196. Forty-nine patients died, the same as the day before.
A total of 113 people were discharged from hospital, the government said. Out of the 49 patient who died yesterday, 34 were in hospitals, and another 15 in care homes. With the new deaths, the total toll rose to 1,998.
The number of active cases in the country rose by 1% to 21,003, while 93,734 coronavirus cases have been recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.
The seven-day rolling average per 100,000 residents rose by 0.3% from the day before to 1,510.9, according to the tracker site.
It was the highest in the central Slovenia and the lowest in the Zasavje region.
A total of 147 new infections were confirmed in Ljubljana and 82 in Maribor. The 14-day rolling average per 100,000 people is the highest in the Posavje region (1,482) and the lower in Goriška (685), said deputy Covid-19 spokesperson Maja Bratuša.
Central Slovenia's 14-day incidence is also below 700, at 697.
Care homes remain important hotspots with 138 new infections confirmed among residents and 71 among staff members. On a positive note, 106 residents and 47 employees recovered from the disease.
There are currently 2,568 active infections among care home residents and 1,122 among staff, including 651 among medical staff, Bratuša said.
The number of infections in five social protection institutes was up by one to 241 among users and up by six to 165 among staff.