Coronavirus death toll in Slovenia rises to 30 as infections top 1,000

Ljubljana, 6 April - Two persons infected with Covid-19 died in Slovenia on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 30. The number of confirmed infections rose by 24 in a day to 1,021, show the latest statistics released by the government.

Coronavirus test kits at a dedicated emergency room entrance at UKC Ljubljana, Slovenia's largest hospital, for emergency cases who are suspected of having been infected with coronavirus.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital rose by six to 114 but is still below the end of March peak of 120. Of those, 30 were in intensive care, one fewer than on Saturday.

A total of 102 persons have recovered enough to be discharged from hospital.

Health authorities have so far performed 28,253 tests, up 489 in a day. While the figure is below the daily average of 1,000-plus, fewer tests are typically performed during weekends.

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