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Slovenia sees new steep increase in coronavirus cases as 181 infections confirmed

Ljubljana, 14 March - Slovenia had 181 confirmed coronavirus cases by 2pm on Saturday, up by 40 since Friday, as the number continues to rise sharply.

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Regional data show 75 cases confirmed in the general Ljubljana area, 39 in Novo Mesto, 27 in Celje and 13 in Maribor, the government announced on Twitter.

The figures reflect the largest clusters of cases detected so far.

The largest single cluster, numbering 46, is in Ljubljana, and 26 have been infected in Šmarje pri Jelšah, a small community in eastern Slovenia where an outbreak was registered in a primary school.

Metlika has 25 cases associated with a doctor who came to work sick and infected multiple patients and health staff.

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