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Six new Covid-19 cases recorded, death toll up by three to 86

Ljubljana, 28 April - A total of 683 new Covid-19 tests were performed in Slovenia on Monday, resulting in six new cases to bring the total number of confirmed infections to 1,408. Three persons died of Covid-19 yesterday, brining the total death toll in the country to 86, the government said on Tuesday.

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A total of 78 Covid-19 patients were in hospitals around the country yesterday, of whom 24 were in intensive care. Two persons were discharged from hospital while the number of persons in intensive care was up by two.

A total of 50,290 tests have been performed in Slovenia so far, with a random testing of population being introduced last Monday. No new infections have been detected as part of the random testing campaign.

Šmarje pri Jelšah in the east of the country remains the largest hot spot in the country on a per capita basis, and four out of the six cases recorded yesterday were detected there.

One new case was recorded in Ljutomer (NE), which is another hot spot with 117 confirmed infections, second only to Šmarje pri Jelšah (172) and Ljubljana (247).

The municipalities of Ljutomer and Šmarje pri Jelšah are much smaller than Ljubljana, and the bulk of their cases are related to the local nursing homes.

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