Covid: 40% test positive in Slovenia, army mobilized
The health situation remains very precarious in Slovenia, where 3,666 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, accounting for a percentage of 39.8% from 9,205 swabs, 20 of the deaths. Further hospitalizations continue, still under one thousand (981), but the worrying figure comes of patients in intensive care, which have reached a record low of 225, while the government has stepped up efforts to support the health system. Ordered the use of the army. According to the National Institute for Public Health (NIJZ), there are 41,534 active cases of coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases per 100,000 residents in the last 14 days was 1,969 (+31 compared to the previous day), while the average in the last 7 days was 3,141 (+1 compared to the day before). The pace of vaccination is slowing down, with 53.6% of the total population vaccinated with both doses, and 57% with a single dose. The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ranked Slovenia among the ten European countries with the darkest epidemic picture. The Joseph Stephen Institute, a center of excellence in scientific research, predicts that the peak of the fourth wave of infections will appear in hospitals in the coming weeks. This is why the government decided yesterday to use the military to help hospitals along with their medical and health units.
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