STA, 24 March 2021 - New coronavirus cases continue to rise at double-digit rates as 1,288 cases were confirmed on Tuesday, an almost two-month high, the latest government data show. Nine Covid-19 patients died.
Nearly 7,000 PCR tests were performed and 18.5% came back positive, a share that has remained broadly flat. Almost 28,000 rapid tests were performed as well.
There were 500 Covid-19 patients in hospital, down seven on the day before, while the number of ICU cases rose by three to 99, a one-month high.
The rolling seven-day average of new daily cases rose from 829 to 855, the government announced on Twitter.
The cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents rose to 531 and the 7-day to 285, show data released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Slovenia has so far confirmed 208,589 cases, according to the NIJZ.
The country remains in the orange tier of restrictions, but the situation is deteriorating, the government's Covid-19 spokeswoman Maja Bratuša told the daily press briefing.
The government will conduct its weekly review of restrictions in the evening after it has consulted the group of medical experts who advise the Health Ministry.
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