Slovenia confirmed 537 new coronavirus cases in 2,637 tests on Sunday. The positivity rate exceeded 20% for the first time, the government’s coronavirus spokesman Jelko Kacin told the press on Monday.
The number of cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic reached 13,678, of which 7,103 are active, according to data by the tracker Covid-19.Sledilnik.
The 14-day cumulative rate of infection per 100,000 people reached 339 compared to 317 the day before.
There are currently 289 people in hospital, 55 of them in intensive care, respectively up by 24 and 6 over the day before, according to the data tracker.
While the coastal Obalno-Kraška region is presently the only among Slovenia’s 12 statistical regions still designated as orange as opposed to red as measured by confirmed cases in the past 14 days per 100,000 people, its inhabitants are not allowed into other regions.
This means there will be no more movement among statistical regions and while a number of exceptions remain in place – notably those related to work, emergency situations and services, family assistance and farm work – some exemptions have been scrapped, including for tourist bookings already made.
While the emergency exemptions also apply to the curfew, Hojs stressed that all gatherings and events, including religious services and “semi-private ones like weddings” are banned. Only members of the same household are exempt from the gatherings ban.