Slovenia & Covid, Sun 11/10: 411 New Cases, 2,956 Tests, 13.9% Positivity Rate; Changes to Travel Restrictions

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Slovenia & Covid, Sun 11/10: 411 New Cases, 2,956 Tests, 13.9% Positivity Rate; Changes to Travel Restrictions

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STA, 11 October 2020 - A total of 2,956 tests for the novel coronavirus were performed in Slovenia on Saturday, resulting in a record 411 new daily infections, official government Covid-19 spokesperson Jelko Kacin announced on his Twitter profile.

According to data from the tracker site, a total of 158 persons are currently hospitals in Slovenia for Covid-19, which is also a new record.

Out of those patients 27 are in intensive care units, while eight persons were discharged from hospital yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases is 8,663 out of 257,339 tests, of which 3,314 remain active. The 14-day incidence is 159 new cases per 100,000 residents, up 8.3%. The death toll has remained at 167.

New infections were confirmed on Saturday in 105 out of the 212 municipalities in Slovenia, the most in Ljubljana (70), followed by Škofja Loka (21), Kranj (19) and Grosuplje and Sevnica with 11 each.

The highest share of actively infected persons in total population is still recorded in Črna na Koroškem in north (1.01%).

The most of the new infections were detected in the 35-44 age group (82), which is followed by the 45-54 group with 79 cases.

Commenting on the growing numbers, Kacin said that it was time to reflection, solidarity and consistent respect of the restrictions and recommendations of the National Public Health Institute.

Slovenia's Covid-19 green list getting shorter

STA, 11 October 2020 - The government has decided to tighten requirements for arrivals as many countries around Europe continue to post record daily increases in coronavirus numbers. As of 12 October, only four countries will remain on its green list, which means no quarantine is required.

Only travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Serbia and Uruguay can enter without any health restrictions starting on Monday after all six European countries that have been on the green list so far have been moved to orange or red.

The red list has significantly expanded and now includes Belgium, Czechia, Iceland, Luxembourg and Spain. Belgium and Spain, for example, only had individual regions red-listed so far.

On the other hand, arrivals from Austria and Croatia will be smoother. While three Austrian states are currently on the red list, only Vienna remains red-listed after Monday. Two Croatian regions have been moved from red to orange as well.

Italy remains on the orange list, according to a decree that the government adopted on Saturday.

Passengers arriving from countries on the red or orange lists must quarantine as a rule, but there are many exemptions and often a negative Covid-19 test suffices.

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