Decline in infection curve slows, new cases of UK strain confirmed

(Photo: Pixabay)

By: P.T., STA

A total of 293 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Sunday as the daily increase fell on the week before for the second straight week, but the rate of decline slowed to 1.3%. A further 19 patients with Covid-19 died.

The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 rose by 24 from the day before to 1,173, of whom 192 were in intensive care. The Microbiology Institute reported confirming the highly virulent UK variant of coronavirus in 3 of the 291 samples taken from positive tests performed in Slovenia between 1 and 14 January, evidence that the variant had been in Slovenia before the first official case was confirmed this weekend.