Slovenia's daily coronavirus case count up by 10 pct, 5th death reported

Slovenia's daily coronavirus case count up by 10 pct, 5th death reported

Slovenia's daily coronavirus case count up by 10 pct, 5th death reported Izvor: Shutterstock

A total of 528 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Slovenia by Wednesday morning, up by 48 or 10 percent from the day before, Health Minister Tomaz Gantar told reporters in Ljubljana. Slovenia also reported its fifth coronavirus-related death today.

The victim was an elderly man who lived in a nursing home in the village of Smartje Pri Jelsah near the city of Celje. The nursing home was one of the first clusters of the epidemic in that country, with 30 patrons and staff testing positive for the disease.

Gantar said that 73 healthcare workers have been infected, but that the health care system is doing well for now in coping with the epidemic.

"In days ahead, the situation can deteriorate a lot if we don't abide by the current strict measures, and the peak of the epidemic can't be predicted yet," Gantar said.

Like nearly all other European countries, Slovenia had imposed sweeping restrictions on public life earlier this month, which included bans on public gathering, non-essential travel, stay-at-home orders, and closure of borders.

The number of hospital beds to accomodate Covid-19 patients can be increased to 1,000 if necessary, he said. As of Wednesday, 72 patients have been hospitalised, including 14 in intensive care units.

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

NAJNOVIJE

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

Goods from Serbia and Bosnia start entering Kosovo after lifting of import taxes 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

BiH company Violeta buys respirators, equipment, asks govt. to transport them 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Mobile hospital with 500 beds arrives in Banja Luka 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Slovenia reports four new COVID-19 deaths, death toll at 20 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Bosnian special police arrests convicted war criminal Darko Mrdja 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Bosnia's Federation entity loosens curfew for youths and elderly 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Germany's largest football stadium will become a coronavirus treatment centre 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Eight more died in Serbia; 1,476 infected with coronavirus 03.04.2020.

03.04.2020.  |  NEWS

loader