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Slovenia's coronavirus total tops 30,000 after 2,488 more cases

Ljubljana, 29 October - Slovenia's coronavirus total has passed 30,000 and the number of active infections exceeded 20,000 after the country reported a further 2,488 cases for Wednesday.

A sign pointing to a drive-through testing site in front of a community health centre in Ljubljana.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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Data presented by government spokesman Jelko Kacin at a briefing that is ongoing, show 7,202 Sars-CoV-2 tests were performed in the country yesterday, which means 34.55% of all tests came back positive, roughly on a par with the rate the day before when the daily infections tally hit a record of 2,605.

In another worrying milestone, the number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in intensive care units exceeded 100, at 109, ten more than the day before, as hospitalisations rose to 660, 48 more than the day before, despite 47 being discharged home, according to Kacin.

The latest cases bring Slovenia's case count to 30,703 and the number of active cases to 20,016, while the rolling 14-day average has increased to 955 per 100,000 residents, according to tracker site

Another eight patients with Covid-19 died in hospitals yesterday, while data on deaths at care homes are not available yet. The Covid-related death toll has thus increased to 286.

© STA, 2020