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Coronavirus death toll in Slovenia rises to 28

Ljubljana, 5 April - The coronavirus death toll rose by six to 28 on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases increased to 997, up by 20 from the day before, show the latest statistics released by the government on Sunday. 655 tests were conducted, for a total of 27,764.

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While the death toll has been rising rapidly in recent days, hospital numbers have been mostly flat or even declining.

The number of persons in hospital with Covid-19 dropped by 1 to 108, having peaked at almost 120 at the end of March. Of those, 31 were in intensive care, the same number as the day before.

Jelko Kacin, the government spokesman for the coronavirus epidemic, said five patients had been released from hospital yesterday and 98 since the start of the epidemic.

Almost 200 residents of nursing homes are among those infected along with 48 health professionals working in nursing homes. A total of 156 health staff have been infected so far.

Slovenia confirmed its first coronavirus infection on 4 March and the first coronavirus death on 14 March.

The age structure of the fatalities has not been officially disclosed.

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