Three more die of Covid-19, bringing national death toll to 77

Ljubljana, 20 April - Three more Covid-19 patients died in Slovenia on Sunday, bringing the official national death toll 77. Only five new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, raising the tally to 1,335, fresh data from the government show.

The Clinic of Infectious Diseases at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (UKC) treating Covid-19 patients .
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The number of new cases as a rule drops at weekends because fewer people are tested, but the country has been seeing a steady decline in new cases for a while now.

On Sunday, 537 tests were performed, which brings the total of tests so far conducted in the country to 41,802.

A total of 88 Covid-patients were being treated in hospitals on Sunday, 26 of them in intensive care units. One was discharged from hospital, which means 193 Covid-19 patients have so far returned home from hospital.

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