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Slovenia records nine new coronavirus infections, one death

Ljubljana, 2 August - Nine of the 374 coronavirus tests performed in Slovenia on Saturday have come back positive, the latest government data show. One Covid-19 fatality was reported for a death toll of 120.

Entrance to the UKC Ljubljana Covid-19 unit.
Photo: An┼że Malovrh/STA
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There were 22 persons in hospital, the same as the day before, while only two required intensive care, down from five.

Much like in recent days, the new infections were scattered across Slovenia as they were registered in eight municipalities.

The situation appears to be calming down in Hrastnik, the site of a major outbreak at a nursing home. There was not a single new case recorded there for the third straight day.

The number of active cases rose slightly, to 234 from 231 the day before, according to data collected by, a tracking website.

So far a total of 2,180 infections have been reported in Slovenia in over 130,000 tests.

© STA, 2020