In Slovenia, we confirmed 897 newly infected with coronavirus on Friday, which is a new record. Another infection in a Slovenian citizen was confirmed abroad. So we have a total of 898 infected. 5,605 tests were performed, of which 16 percent were positive. Four people died.
The crisis section of the government, together with the advisory group of the Ministry of Health, will review the effects of the existing measures on Sunday and consider the need for possible new ones. Even if Slovenia meets the set limit for declaring an epidemic on Sunday, this does not mean that it will happen automatically, a government spokesman told STA Jelko Kacin.According to him, they will review the current situation at Sunday’s meeting and consider what measures, if any, should be introduced and when. However, since it is a consultative body that only prepares working materials, no new measures can be expected on Sunday, he said.
The benchmark for declaring an epidemic and introducing new measures is, according to a plan set by the government, 140 infected per 100,000 population over a 14-day period, more than 250 hospitalized patients with covid-19, of whom more than 50 are in intensive care. We met the first two criteria in Slovenia, but not yet the third, as 43 patients were in intensive care on Friday.
Miha Mazzini: Russian roulette as a national sport