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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases at 286 by 2pm, up by 13 in a day

Ljubljana, 18 March - The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Slovenia rose to 286 by 2pm on Wednesday, up by 13 in the last 24 hours. A total of 8,730 persons have so far been tested, up almost 1,200 compared to yesterday, the government said on Twitter. No new deaths have been reported since the first confirmed casualty on the weekend.

Šempeter pri Gorici
Coronavirus test.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

The rate of increase in the number of confirmed cases has been slowing in recent days, probably due to the decision to restrict testing to health and emergency workers, the elderly, those in hospital and people exhibiting more severe symptoms.

The government has warned that the number of actually infected people is probably several times higher and strict social distancing measures remain in place.

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