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Nine new coronavirus infections, two new deaths bring death toll to 79

Ljubljana, 22 April - Nine new coronavirus infections were recorded in Slovenia on Tuesday, the same as on Monday, with the number of tests the highest so far, at 1,459, government data show. So far 1,353 infections have been confirmed. Both the number of hospitalised patients and patients in intensive care continues to drop.

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The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (UKC) treating Covid-19 patients.
Photo: UKC Ljubljana

The number of deaths rose by two to 79 on Tuesday.

The number of hospitalised patients has been decreasing for a week and now stands at 82, while 24 patients are in intensive care. Eight were released home on Tuesday.

A total of 44,435 tests have been conducted in Slovenia so far.

Among the infected, 159 are medical staff, and 291 residents of care homes, fresh data from the government show.

So far, 326 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to hospital and 210 released home.

The UKC Ljubljana hospital has 34 Covid-19 patients today, UKC Maribor 28, the Celje general hospital 13 and the Golnik hospital seven.

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