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Record 79 new coronavirus infections recorded on Tuesday

Ljubljana, 9 September - Slovenia recorded 79 new coronavirus cases from 2,560 tests carried out on Tuesday, an absolute daily record for the number of news cases and daily tests, since the first case was recorded in the country on 4 March, the latest government data shows. As many as 590 cases are active.

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A new daily record of new coronavirus cases - 79 - confirmed in Slovenia for Tuesday, 8 September. Pictured are people wearing face masks in the French capital of Paris.
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The number of yesterday's tests was for instance by 979 higher than the number of those carried out a day earlier, when the daily tally of new cases reached 43.

Until yesterday, the day with the highest number of new cases detected was 26 March, when only 1,075 tests were carried out.

While the national tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org shows 61 new cases for that day, a database at gov.si/teme/koronavirus-sars-cov-2/ shows 70 cases.

A total of 33 Covid-19 patients are currently in hospital, four of whom in intensive care, shows the data on the national tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.

There were no new fatalities on Tuesday, so the national Covid-19 death toll remains unchanged since Friday at 135.

Since the first Covid-19 case was recorded in Slovenia, as many as 3,312 infections have been confirmed.

The covid-19.sledilnik.org tracker also shows that eleven and seven new cases were confirmed yesterday among residents and staff of care homes, respectively.

Three infections were found among healthcare staff.

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