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Friday case count rises week-on-week

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 93 new coronavirus infections for Friday in what is another daily case count increase in weekly comparison after two days of a downward trend in infections. The 7-day average case count is up by four to 63 and the cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents rose by one to 39, fresh official data show.

Slovenia reports 58 new Covid cases for Thursday

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s daily coronavirus count has dropped for the second straight day week-on-week as the country logged 58 new cases for Thursday, official figures show.

According to data released by the National Institute of Public Health, 1,641 PCR tests were performed yesterday, for a positivity rate of 3.5%, and 24,646 rapid antigen tests.

One-month high of 88 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 88 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the highest daily figure since mid-June. The positivity rate jumped to 5.1%, show data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

A total of 1,734 PCR tests were performed along with almost 28,000 rapid antigen tests, which are double-checked with PCR tests if they are positive.

Slovenia’s positive net migration highest in over decade

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded what is the highest positive net migration since 2008 last year as almost 18,400 people more moved in than out. The Statistics Office says part of the reason for the increase is administrative changes in the population register.

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Campaign for STA raises over EUR 274,700

Ljubljana – The Association of Slovenian Journalists (DNS) has raised EUR 274,743 in what turned out to be a two-month fundraising campaign for the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) after the state funding of its public service had been suspended. The money has been transferred to the STA’s account, the association said.

Slovenia logs 48 new coronavirus infections for Monday

Ljubljana – Out of 1,695 PCR tests performed in Slovenia on Monday, 48 returned positive, according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The 7-day average of new cases and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents stand at 26 and 18, respectively.

Slovenia reports 23 new coronavirus cases for Wednesday

Ljubljana – A total of 23 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Wednesday in 1,623 PCR tests, the National Institute for Public Health (NIJZ) has announced. Both the 7-day average of new cases and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 population currently stand at 25.

35 coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday

Ljubljana – Out of 1,643 PCR tests performed in Slovenia on Monday, 35 returned positive for the positivity rate of 2.1%. There were no Covid-19 deaths reported for the third day in a row, show fresh official data. The 7-day average of new cases continued to fall and hospitalisations are also down.

In addition, 27,435 rapid antigen tests were also performed yesterday.

Coronavirus keeps receding

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 50 new coronavirus cases for Tuesday as the 7-day average fell by a further ten to 59. One patient with Covid-19 died, government figures show.

Only 2.5% of the 2,038 PCR tests performed yesterday came back positive, as a total of 17,715 people were screened with rapid antigen tests.

65 new coronavirus infections on Monday, one death

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 65 new coronavirus cases for Monday in what continues to be a significant week-on-week decrease. A single Covid-19 patient died, show fresh official data. The seven-day average of new daily cases fell from 76 to 69 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents dropped by seven to 66. Hospitalisations also decreased.

Pride Parade highlights epidemic-related setbacks for LGBTIQ+ community

Ljubljana – The LGBTIQ+ community staged the Pride Parade in Ljubljana on Saturday afternoon under the slogan Resist the Oppression as a culmination of a week-long festival, demanding freedom, equality and unconditional respect for human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. The annual parade was for the first time accompanied by the Balkan Trans Intersex March.

Umbrella bill on long-term care adopted

Ljubljana – The government has adopted a long-awaited bill on long-term care. A gradual approach is planned and a special mandatory contribution for long-term care, a key component of the system, will be put in place later, by mid-2024 at the latest.

Schools not safe spaces for LGBT students, survey shows

Ljubljana – The results of a survey by Legebitra, an advocacy group for LGBTI rights, have shown that schools are not safe spaces for members of the LGBT community. One in four LGBT students reported of having often heard homophobic remarks at school, and in more than half of the cases, school staff did not intervene.

MPs unanimously adopt changes redefining sexual violence

Ljubljana – The National Assembly passed in a unanimous vote on Friday amendments to the penal code that redefine sexual consent in line with the concept that only yes means yes. MPs said during the debate that the credit should go to NGOs, which mobilised the public to create a genuine social movement.

Mass anti-government protest calls for early election

Ljubljana – Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Ljubljana on Friday protesting against the government’s actions and calling for an early election. The rally included various groups and movements and was supported by trade unions and part of the opposition. PM Janez Janša said spreading Covid-19 with unregistered mass rallies was a crime.

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