By: P.T., STA
Slovenia’s death toll among patients with Covid-19 has increased to 1,097 after 45 more deaths were reported for Sunday, as confirmed infections fell to 470 on a test positivity rate of 27% according to government data.
The number of reported cases fell to a two-week low, but due to changes in testing scope and protocols the figures are not really comparable.
Government data show only 1,742 tests were carried out on Sunday, which compares to 1,792 a week ago when 501 infections were confirmed, and 2,063 tests on the Sunday two weeks ago when 464 cases were confirmed.
The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 rose by 48 from the day before to 1,292 as the number of those requiring intensive treatment increased by three to 201. 29 patients were discharged.
Commenting for TV Slovenija morning show, infectologist Mateja Logar of the Ljubljana UKC’s department of infectious diseases, said “we’re still at a high level, there’s been no substantial decline in the number of infections”.
She said flattening the curve was much harder now than in spring because of the great number of infected persons in the population.
According to tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org, the country has currently 20,123 active infections, out of the total of 65,778 so far confirmed. The rolling 14-day average per 100,000 residents remains at 960.