Covid-19 & Slovenia: 184 New Cases on 2,775 Tests; Switzerland Adds Slovenia to Quarantine List

By , 26 Sep 2020, 13:42 PM Politics
Covid-19 & Slovenia: 184 New Cases on 2,775 Tests; Switzerland Adds Slovenia to Quarantine List

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STA, 26 September 2020 - Slovenia recorded 184 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, the second highest daily increase since the start of the epidemic, as the share of tests that came back positive rose above 6% for the first time.

The new infections were confirmed in 2,775 tests, meaning that 6.6% of all tests were positive. Yesterday, when a record 192 positive cases were confirmed, there were far more tests conducted and the positive rate was 5.3%.

Of the new cases, two were in nursing homes and twelve in health staff, according to the tracker Covid-19 Sledilnik.

The number of hospital admissions has surged. There are now 72 people in hospital, up from 60 yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care rose by one to 17, of whom 13 were on ventilators.

One fatality was recorded, bringing the death toll to 146.

New cases were recorded in 79 municipalities across the country, with the region around Ljubljana, Notranjska and Koroška standing out in terms of pace of growth.

The bulk of the new cases were in the age group 25-44, but there were also eleven in those under 14 and 13 in those over 65.

Slovenia has so far recorded 5,191 confirmed cases in over 215,000 tests. There are nearly 1,600 active cases at present, according to Covid-19 Sledilnik.

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Switzerland puts Slovenia on quarantine list

STA, 25 September 2020 - Switzerland has become the latest European country to impose a mandatory quarantine on travellers from Slovenia effective on Monday. A total of 15 countries have been put on the quarantine list, which now includes 59 countries.

The Swiss quarantine list includes countries which have recorded over 60 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14-day period, French news agency AFP reported on Friday.

Slovenia is currently at roughly 68 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants after cases started surging in mid-September. Today it reported a record 192 new cases in a single day.

UK imposed a quarantine on all travellers from Slovenia last week, while Germany put one region, Notranjsko-Primorska, on its red list earlier this week.

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