Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 24 January, 2022

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New record of nearly 14,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday

LJUBLJANA - A new daily record number of coronavirus infection cases was recorded in Slovenia on Saturday as 13,911 PCR tests were positive, with Radio Slovenija reporting that the figures included the results of the samples taken on Thursday and Friday that had come back for Germany, as a certain number of samples are being sent there as Slovenia has reached full capacity. The positivity rate standing at 75.5%, data from the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show. Total hospitalisations were up by seven to 608 today, while the number of patients in intensive care was down by one to 135. A total of 18 people with Covid-19 died yesterday, which is the highest daily death toll since 18 December.

Slovenian minority grateful to Matarella as his terms runs out

TRIESTE - An umbrella organisation of the Slovenian minority in Italy has expressed gratitude to Italian President Sergio Matarella as his term is running out, noting his important institutional stance. It said this stance had played played an essential role both nationally and locally in building mutual respect and strengthening the country's reputation. The Cultural and Economic Association (SKGZ) said that when it comes to the cross-border relations, Mattarella and Slovenian President Borut Pahor had been able to provide a "decisive stamp to the good neighbourly relations".

Ski jumper Lanišek scores two second place finishes in World Cup

TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany - Slovenia's Anže Lanišek scored two second place finishes in the Ski Jumping World Cup event in Germany's Titisee-Neustadt on Saturday and Sunday, with German Karl Geiger outclassing him both times. This was the third podium finish for the 25-year-old in a row in the current season and the 11th career podium finish. As Lanišek climbed to the 5th in the overall World Cup rankings, another two events will be held next week in Willingen before the Olympic break.

Bear attacks and injures a hunter in Postojna area

POSTOJNA - A bear attacked a man in the Postojna area, between the Baba and Mali Javornik hills, during a hunting drive. The 63-year-old hunter was taken to the local community health centre with a broken arm, injured ribs and several wounds on his back. Reporting the incident, the Koper Police Department said that the man had been attacked by a female brown bear that had two cubs. Police advised caution as the area is a popular hiking destination.


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