In Slovenia, about two thirds of coronavirus tests have been positive in the last day, and due to the increasing number of cases, the quarantine period for those infected is reduced the Slovenian Ministry of Health said on Friday.
Added: due to the workload of the laboratories, some of the PCR tests performed are sent to a laboratory in southern Germany for analysis, but negotiations are also under way with Vienna.
Meanwhile, the quarantine period for those infected is reduced from ten days to seven days on Monday, but a virus test must be performed on the seventh day. Separation can only be resolved with a negative test. This is necessary because an increasing proportion of the working-age population is falling out of work, the ministry explained.
By Friday, 9,858 new coronavirus infections had been registered in the country and 12 patients had died. The hospital cares for 599 patients, 144 of whom are in the intensive care unit. In the country of just over two million people, 1,258,987 people have been vaccinated so far, 1,206,062 of whom have taken both doses.
The next door In Croatia 16,670 new coronavirus infections have been identified in the past 24 hours, and 35 have died of the virus-induced Covid-19 disease. The youngest was an 11-year-old boy who had no comorbidities and had not been vaccinated. The hospital cares for 1,799 patients, 193 of whom need a ventilator. In the country of just over four million people, 2,286,291 people have been vaccinated so far, 2,193,513 of whom have already received the second dose.
The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) on Friday published the results of a project examining how many of vaccinated and unvaccinated health workers were positive. The testing project, which ran from December 13 last year to January 9 this year, involved 1,371 employees at 12 hospitals. Of these, 831 had already been vaccinated and 540 had not. On average, four tests were performed on each worker.
6.86 percent of those vaccinated and 18.70 percent of those unvaccinated were found to be infected during this time.
Further analysis by the HZJZ also found that of the 475 vaccinated health workers who received two vaccinations and at least two weeks after receiving the second vaccination, 24 were positive. Of the 265 workers who also took the booster, 30 became infected. This is 5.77 percent and 11.32 percent, respectively. (MTI)