Slovenia’s COVID-19 situation continues to improve

The pandemic is now slightly subsiding, with the seven-day average of confirmed cases falling for four consecutive days in all regions. [Shutterstock/kovop58]

Of a total of 2,620 PCR coronavirus tests performed in Slovenia on Saturday, 478, or 18.2%, came back with a positive result figures from the National Institute of Public Health showed.  

The pandemic is now slightly subsiding, with the seven-day average of confirmed cases falling for four consecutive days in all regions. 

At the national level, the seven-day average of confirmed infections has fallen below 800 for the first time since 18 March. 

The situation continues to improve after some COVID-19 measures were relaxed last week after an 11-day lockdown. However, the number of patients in hospitals is stagnating and remains relatively high at 631, 153 of whom are in intensive care units. The number of active cases has dropped below 12,000, and the seven-day rolling average of daily infections has decreased to 795. 

The health ministry revealed that to date, there have been a total of 4,159 COVID-19-related deaths. 

According to the latest data, 17.7% of the population has been vaccinated so far. The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said it expected to be able to inoculate more than half of the population aged 60 to 70 by the first days of next week. More than half of the population over the age of 70 has already been vaccinated. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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