Slovenia reports about 5,000 new coronavirus cases

NEWS 17.01.2022 17:11
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Slovenia has confirmed about 5,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as the epidemiological situation in the country continues to deteriorate.

According to unofficial data, 4,965 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, up from 2,529 recorded a week ago, Siol.net, the news website close to the government, said on Monday morning, adding that the official number might be slightly higher.

The government is trying to mitigate the situation by intensifying the vaccination campaign. Between Thursday and Saturday, 41,200 people got vaccinated, which is 68 per cent more than the previous average for these days. People mostly requested second and booster doses, while 2,102 persons applied for the first shot.

According to the country’s Health Ministry, 57.1 per cent of the total population have so far received the necessary basic doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New quarantine rules came into force on Monday for people who have not been vaccinated nor have recovered from COVID-19. Persons ordered by border police to quarantine at home will not be able to end the quarantine after a negative PCR test but will have to stay in isolation for a full seven days.

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