By: J.S., STA
A total of 7,420 coronavirus infections were recorded in Slovenia on Tuesday in what is by far the record daily number since the start of the epidemic. The positivity rate again exceeded 50%, data released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on Wednesday shows. 13 Covid patients died, up 10 on the day before.
The notable daily rise of more than 2,200 cases comes a day after the number of confirmed infections exceeded 5,000 for the first time since March 2020.
The 7-day average of daily cases was up by 476 to 4,367 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people increased by 263 to 2,142.
According to the NIJZ, a total of 45,459 people are estimated to be actively infected, up by some 5,550 compared to yesterday’s estimate.
Government data show that there are now 538 Covid patients in hospital, a daily drop of 15, of whom 154 are in intensive care, down six.
A total of 57% of Slovenia’s population (or 1,197,788 people) have been fully vaccinated against Covid, with the share for adults (aged at least 18) at 67%. A booster shot has meanwhile been administered to 516,729 people.