STA, 26 March 2021 - Slovenia has recorded over 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day running. With 1,032 people testing positive on Thursday, the rolling 7-day average rose to 895, government data show. Another ten patients with Covid-19 died.
Marking a rise of almost 10% from the same day a week ago, the latest cases were confirmed from 6,637 PCR tests, for a positivity rate of 15.5%. In addition 27,189 rapid antigen tests were performed.
The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 dropped by one to 500 after 30 patients were discharged yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care rose by two to 108.
Under the government Covid tiers plan, Slovenia is currently in orange tier of restrictions, the third highest. The red tier begins when the 7-day average of new confirmed cases and hospitalisations rise above 1,000, but the plan may be changed by the government on Sunday.
Three of the country's twelve regions are already in red tier.
The cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents rose to 557, from 545 the day before.
Slovenia has reported more than 210,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
The death toll has passed 4,000, with the most recent NIJZ data, released on Monday, showing 4,258 people had died within 28 days of testing positive by Sunday.
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