Out of 2,288 tests carried out, 111 came back positive on Saturday, and one patient died, the latest government data, posted on Twitter on Sunday, shows. The majority of the newly infected persons are from the 25-54 age group, while nine infections were confirmed in people older than 85.
There are now 66 Covid-19 patients in hospital, of whom 13 are in intensive care, of whom 12 need ventilator support to breathe, shows data on the national tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.
As many as 1,255 coronavirus cases are active, and six of yesterday’s infections were in elderly home residents.
The new cases were detected in more than 40 of Slovenia’s 212 municipalities, with Ljubljana leading the way with 28.
In Pivka, a small municipality which has been a hotspot since last weekend, 12 new infections were confirmed, and another seven in the nearby municipality of Postojna.
Since the first case was confirmed on 4 March, Slovenia has seen 4,420 novel coronavirus infections confirmed, while 142 people have died.