STA, 6 September 2020 - Slovenia saw 43 coronavirus infections from 1,212 tests performed on Saturday, as many as the day before but what is a daily weekend high since the epidemic was formally declared over in the country at the end of May, fresh data from the government show.
This was as the number of tests was also at a weekend high after the country strongly ramped up testing this week.
The latest cases bring the overall case count to 3,165, of which 514 remain active infections, according to the tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.
The number of hospitalisations rose by one to 23, with three Covid-19 patients requiring intensive treatment, after one patient was discharged from hospital.
No new fatalities related to Covid-19 were reported, with the total at 135.
The latest cases were confirmed in 27 municipalities across the country, most of those, six, in Ljubljana, which now has 96 active infections.
Eleven of Saturday's cases were among the 25-34-year-olds and ten more among the 35-44-year-olds with five each in the cohorts of 45-54 years and 55-64 years and four among 65-74-year-olds.
Nine of the new cases are among persons who had already been in quarantine, while one of the imported cases caught the virus in Greece.
"Greece has become a country with a growing number of infections and we have quite a lot of tourists there. It's thus just a matter of time when we'll start telling them to come back," Milan Krek, the head of the National Institute of Public Health, told Radio Slovenija.
Since infections are moving into older age groups, hospitalisations will likely increase. Krek appealed on relatives of residents in aged care facilities to keep visits at the minimum and follow precaution to keep care homes free from Covid-19.