Majority of Covid-19 victims aged over 75

Ljubljana, 14 April - The figures released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show that more than 80% of people who died of coronavirus in Slovenia were older than 75 years and almost 60% were older than 85.

The majority of Covid-19 deaths in Slovenia were older people.
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Although 56 persons died until yesterday, the NIJZ statistics take into account only 53 deaths because the institute gets the data from the infectious disease data base with a delay.

The NIJZ figures show the number of victims among men and women was relatively balanced, as 27 women died as opposed to 26 men.

All the deceased were older than 45, but the number of deaths rises with age.

The number of deaths in the age group between 75 and 84 was 13 and that in the age group of over 85 reached 31, the NIJZ data also show.

Public broadcaster Radio Slovenija meanwhile reported that the majority of 56 victims, or 75%, died in nursing homes.

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