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Slovenia reports highest number of daily infections in last two months

Slovenia has reported one Covid-related fatality and 135 new infections after conducting 1,673 tests in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of new infections this summer and 40 more than a week ago.

Zagreb, 31 July 2021 (Hina/MIA) — Slovenia has reported one Covid-related fatality and 135 new infections after conducting 1,673 tests in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of new infections this summer and 40 more than a week ago.

The number of new infections in a single day is the highest since June 9, when there were 195 new cases.

The share of positive cases is 8.1%, up from 6.9% on Friday, when 116 new infections were confirmed.

The seven-day average of daily infections has increased to 82, as has the 14-day incidence, which is now 49.5.

There are 1,044 active cases and 29 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized, including seven in intensive care.

So far, 809,064 people have received the necessary number of vaccine doses, which is 38.4% of the population and too little for protection against the more contagious delta variant and a calm autumn, the government has warned.

Health Minister Janez Poklukar has called on citizens to get vaccinated to avoid a worsening of epidemiological indicators in the autumn that would require new restrictions.

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