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1,744 new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday, 43 patients die
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia recorded 1,744 new coronavirus infections in 6,127 tests on Friday. The positivity rate was roughly on par with Thursday's figure at 28.5%, fresh government data showed. 43 Covid-19 patients died, taking the overall death toll to 2,041. The number of persons in hospital was up by eight to 1,276, of whom 193 required intensive care, three down on Thursday. 121 were discharged home. A study by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology shows that in mid-November at least some 4.2% of the population had a detectable amount of Covid-19 antibodies in their blood, meaning they had recovered from the disease.
S&P affirms Slovenia's AA- rating
LJUBLJANA - Rating agency Standard & Poor's affirmed on Friday Slovenia's AA- rating with a stable outlook. The step acknowledges that Slovenia "remains a stable country in the long run despite the difficult situation due to Covid-19", the Finance Ministry said, adding that Slovenia remained a trust-worthy country in the eyes of foreign investors. The agency said that the government anti-coronavirus measures would prevent long-term economic ramifications, according to the ministry.
Pahor's climate advisors call for climate coalition
LJUBLJANA - Marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, President Borut Pahor's permanent advisory committee on climate policy urged the formation of a climate coalition and an alternative energy sources strategy. The committee called on the government to put efforts to tackle the climate crisis high on the agenda of Slovenia's priorities during the country's EU Council presidency next year.
Germany's Geiger wins Ski Flying World Championship at Planica
PLANICA - Germany's Karl Geiger won the individual event of the Planica Ski Flying World Championship with a total of 877.2 points after a nail-biting finish in which the second-placed Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway fell behind by only half of a point after four rounds of jumping. The best Slovenian in the first three rounds, Anže Lanišek, further improved in the last round to finish 12th with 777.2 points.
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