Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 1 March 2021

By , 01 Mar 2021, 04:45 AM News
Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 1 March 2021 JL Flanner

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451 coronavirus cases confirmed in Slovenia on Saturday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia reported 451 new coronavirus cases on Saturday from 2,611 PCR tests for a positivity rate of 17.3%, down from 20.1% a week ago and 19.5% on Friday, fresh official data showed. An additional seven Covid-19 patients died, bringing the death toll to 3,843. A total of 5,466 rapid antigen tests were also performed. The 7-day average of new cases increased by six to 769. Hospitalisations rose by 16 to 529 after 16 patients were discharged and the total of those in intensive care dropped by two to 93. If the current speed of vaccine deployment is not stepped up, Slovenia will not succeed in vaccinating 70% of the population by summer, Bojana Beović, former head of the government's Covid-19 task force and new president of the Medical Chamber, told the STA.

Apostolic nuncio to Iraq Leskovar tests positive for coronavirus

VATICAN CITY, Vatican City State/BAGHDAD, Iraq - Mitja Leskovar, the titular archbishop of Beneventum and apostolic nuncio to Iraq, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will thus not be able to accompany Pope Francis during the latter's forthcoming visit to Iraq, foreign press agencies reported. The Slovenian is quarantining outside his residence, the agencies said, quoting Vatican sources. The premises of the apostolic nunciature in Baghdad, where the pope is expected to stay the night during his visit, have been disinfected and staff tested.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Lampič and Urevc third in team event in Oberstdorf

OBERSTDORF, Germany - Cross-country skiers Anamarija Lampič and Eva Urevc won bronze in the women's team event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. The pair fell short of gold by 3.46 seconds. Sweden's Maja Dahlqvist and Jonna Sundling won the race. Today's bronze medal marked the fifth podium appearance for Slovenia at this year's world championships.

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