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U.S. Embassy Health Alert (November 18, 2020)
November 18, 2020

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:

Covid-19 Restrictions

  • The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household.
  • Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains.
  • Non-essential stores are closed.  Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open.
  • All schools continue to be on remote learning, with most kindergartens closed.
  • Administrative Units are providing service only in urgent matters.

Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 18 November)

  • Since 12 November, there have been 8,080 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases and 233 additional deaths (an average of 39 per day in the last week).
  • Slovenia’s weekly positivity rate (positive cases out of total tests) is 27.2%, up slightly from 26.3% last week.
  • On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has 940 new cases per 100,000 citizens, again one of the higher rates in the EU.
  • Slovenia now has 19, 524 active cases (a small decrease from last week).  There are 1,280 persons hospitalized in the country.  There are currently 209 persons in intensive care, with 157 on ventilators.
  • Since the beginning of the epidemic, Slovenia has confirmed 58,950 infections and 919 fatalities.

For additional information, see our Covid-19 page.