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The epidemiological situation in Slovenia is unfavourable, but stable

Government speaker Jelko Kacin presented the epidemiological situation in Slovenia and in neighbouring Italian regions at a press conference on COVID-19.

Jelko Kacin

Jelko Kacin | Author Bor Slana/STA

On Monday, 1,581 tests were performed and 42 cases were confirmed. Twenty-eight patients are hospitalised and four require intensive care, but there were no new deaths. In total, there are 546 active cases. The most relevant epidemiological data for comparing the situation in Italian regions to Slovenia is the number of confirmed cases in the last 14 days per 100,000 people. According to this data, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Italian region closest to Slovenia, stands at 23.21, Veneto at 41.92 and Lombardy at 33.78, while Slovenia stands at just over 25.

In continuation, Kacin presented the figures regarding the inspections carried out in relation to adherence to the new rules. Up to now, health inspectors have carried out 189 inspections, of which 90 catering establishments, 96 shops and three events. In shops, seven fines were issued to individuals for not wearing face masks. One fine was issued in a catering establishment. The figures regarding imposed quarantines are also known. At the moment, the number of quarantine control inspections carried out stands at 21,469. So far, 184 minor offense sanctions have been issued to the total value of EUR 70,400. In conclusion, Kacin confirmed that, according to the latest information, school activities are running smoothly according to Model B in 97.38% of primary schools and 99.9% of pupils are back at school.