Slovenia Reports Highest Daily Count in New COVID Infections Since 25 May

By , 18 Aug 2021, 10:44 AM Politics
Slovenia Reports Highest Daily Count in New COVID Infections Since 25 May

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STA, 18 August 2021 - From a total of 2,228 PCR tests analysed in Slovenia on Tuesday, 385 came back positive for coronavirus, up 67 from Monday. The positivity rate rose by 1.8 points to 17.3%, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said on Wednesday. This is the highest daily tally of new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country since 25 May.

Apart from the PCR tests, another 19,614 rapid antigen tests were also carried out on Tuesday, with all positives double-checked with PCR tests.

The 7-day average of new cases rose by 20 to 218 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents by 11 to 118.

As for hospitals, the government said that there were currently 57 hospitalised Covid-19 patients, eight more than yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care dropped by two to none, while three Covid-19 patients died yesterday.

According to the NIJZ's estimate, there are now 2,560 active cases in the country, a daily rise of 246. The last time there were as many active infections was in mid-June, when the epidemic was on a decline.

A total of 942,522 people or 54% of the adult population in Slovenia have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 846,449 or 49% have been fully immunised.

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