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No new coronavirus infection for the first time in two months

Ljubljana, 3 May - No new infection was recorded in Slovenia on Saturday for the first time in two months, government data show. After 500 additional tests, the total number of infections confirmed so far thus remains at 1,439. Two people died of Covid-19 yesterday, putting the death toll at 96. Fifty-nine Covid-19 patients were in hospital yesterday.

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

The first coronavirus infection was confirmed in Slovenia on 4 March. The number of infections grew in the next few days and in the weeks that followed dozens of new infections were recorded every day. In the past week, between 5 and 11 new infections were recorded every day.

Saturday is the first day since 4 March when no new infection was recorded.

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals has also been decreasing, standing at around 60 in the last three weeks. On Saturday, their number stood at 59, one fewer than the day before. 21 patients remain in intensive care.

A total of 17 patients are being treated at the UKC Ljubljana hospital, including seven in intensive care. Five are intubated, the hospital said on Twitter.

The UKC Maribor hospital has 27 Covid-19 patients, nine in intensive care, and the Celje General Hospital six persons, two in intensive care.

In Slovenia, 55,520 tests have been conducted so far, confirming 1,439 infections.

© STA, 2020