Slovenia logs 2,428 coronavirus cases, 57 deaths; 1 in 3 tests positive

NEWS 02.12.2020 12:40
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In the past 24 hours 2,428 coronavirus infections have been registered in Slovenia and 57 COVID-19 patients have died, the government said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, 1,292 new infections were confirmed. The number of positive tests has jumped to 33.83%, which was last recorded a month ago, before the strictest measures were introduced.

The head of the government’s COVID-19 team, Bojana Beovic, told Slovenian Television last night that experts would propose that the government accept their plan for a criteria chart for a gradual relaxation of the restrictions. She said they would not propose new restrictions but insist on keeping the current ones and consistently applying them.

As of today, 1,285 COVID patients are hospitalised, including 199 in intensive care. The death toll has reached 1,547.

The mortality rate for COVID patients in the past week is the highest in Europe, Slovenian media said.