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Number of new Covid cases slightly down

Ljubljana, 23 September - A total of 1,011 new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Wednesday, down 75 from Tuesday, as the test positivity rate dropped by two points to 18%, data released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on Thursday shows. The number of estimated active cases in Slovenia thus dropped by nine to 13,734.

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The 7-day average of new cases also dropped yesterday, by 46 to 955 from Tuesday, and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents was down by 1 to 648, NIJZ data also shows.

The Covid tracker site Sledilnik meanwhile puts the number of deaths at five, half the figure a day earlier.

The number of hospitalised Covid patients this morning stands at 391, of whom 103 are in intensive care.

According to NIJZ, 976,963 residents, or 46.3% of the population, have received all the doses of the vaccine to be fully immunised against Covid-19.

© STA, 2021