by P.T., STA
Slovenia confirmed 1,591 new cases of coronavirus in 6,938 tests on Friday. 43 persons died, the latest government data show.
There were 1,258 persons with Covid-19 in hospital compared to 1,324 the day before, as 113 persons were discharged, of which 194 were intensive care, down from 206.
The figures indicate a test positivity rate of just under 23%, down over a percentage point on the day before.
Slovenia has so far recorded 1,336 Covid-19 deaths. The number of positive tests since the start of the epidemic currently stands at 74,265.
There are currently just over 20,000 active cases in the country, down marginally from the day before, with the number of new cases per 100,000 population over the past 14 days also down slightly, to 960, show Covid-19 Sledilnik data.
The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), which has been modelling the epidemic, said the latest figures showed the epidemic had finally started to calm down.
“We hope that with a consistent implementation of 16 November measures, whose effect will become increasingly pronounced in the coming days, we will succeed in decisively bending the curve.”
IJS said peak hospital numbers may have been achieved already, while the R-value, which shows how many people one infected person infects on average, had dropped to about one.