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Almost 8,400 coronavirus cases confirmed on Sunday

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 8,396 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. The latest figures bring the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people, a closely-watched benchmark, to 5,620, meaning almost 6% of the population have had a confirmed case of the virus in the past fortnight. Sunday’s case count is almost 70% higher than a week ago.

Thousands Protest against Mandatory COVID Vaccination in Washington DC

Several thousand people took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest the mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The demonstrators carried placards reading "Make love, not obligations!" Protesters have spoken out against President Joe Biden's policy on immunization and masks.

Dnevnik rebukes new PCR testing protocol

Ljubljana – A new PCR testing protocol introduced this week does not take much pressure off laboratories, while it gives health providers at primary level more work, the newspaper Dnevnik says on Saturday. It believes the country’s PCR testing capacity should have been increased a while ago because the Omicron wave was an expected event.

Almost 9,950 Covid infections confirmed on Friday

Ljubljana – As many as 9,945 infections were confirmed in Slovenia for Friday, a daily rise of 5,479 and a weekly rise of 2,365, shows data from the Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), which estimates that there are currently almost 102,000 active infections in the country. Government data shows 11 Covid patients died yesterday.

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