Covid & Slovenia Sun 18/10: 726 New Cases, 3,765 Tests, Positivity Rate of 19.28%

By , 18 Oct 2020, 11:03 AM Politics
Covid & Slovenia Sun 18/10: 726 New Cases, 3,765 Tests, Positivity Rate of 19.28%

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STA, 18 October 2020 - The share of coronavirus tests that came back positive exceeded 19% for the first time on Saturday, as 726 cases were confirmed in 3,765 tests, the government's coronavirus spokesman Jelko Kacin said on Twitter.

This means Slovenia now has 6,651 active cases out of a total of 13,151 confirmed since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the tracker Covid-19.Sledilnik.

The 14-day cumulative rate of infection per 100,000 people reached 317 compared to 290 the day before.

Four people with Covid-19 died bringing the death toll to 188, according to the government.

A total of 265 Covid-19 patients are currently in hospital, including 49 in intensive care. A dozen people were discharged from hospital.

The government's Covid-19 spokesman Jelko Kacin said yesterday the government would meet the Health Ministry task force today to discuss potential future steps.

Director-general of the UKC Ljubljana hospital Janez Poklukar warned of the deteriorating situation in a letter addressed to the UKC medical staff and the public. He said Slovenia would be faced with an unprecedented situation in the coming weeks, and that medical staff could only be efficient if backed by community.

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