Slovenia reports 548 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

NEWS 11.04.2021 13:08
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Source: REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Slovenia on Sunday reported 548 new coronavirus cases and seven COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Estimates indicate that the 11-day lockdown, which ends today, has worked and the third wave of the epidemic is expected to end within the next few weeks.

„It seems that the lockdown and tight restrictions are working because the number of positive tests is decreasing,“ Leon Cizelj of the Jožef Štefan Research Institute said, adding that the reproduction number of COVID-19 was expected to fall below one in the coming days.

According to government figures, 615 people infected with COVID-19 are currently hospitalised, ten more than on Saturday, and 139 of them are in intensive care. A total of 332,000 people have been vaccinated and 5.8 percent of the population have received both vaccine doses.

In the last 24 hours, the share of positive tests was 19.1 percent, compared to 26.5 percent on Saturday. With seven more deaths, the total death toll has climbed to 4,119.

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