Slovenia's COVID-19 cases exceed 90,000

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  • Thursday, 10 Dec 2020

LJUBLJANA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia on Wednesday reported 2,139 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 90,075, according to official figures.

A total of 1,282 patients are being treated in hospitals (22 fewer than the day before), 198 of them in intensive care (five more than the day before). Thirty-eight new deaths took the toll to 1,900.

According to the COVID-19 tracker site Sledilnik, the country currently has 20,736 active cases.

After the government on Tuesday opened a special website where the population can register their intention to get inoculated against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available, 16,930 registered in less than 24 hours, according to Jelko Kacin, the government's COVID-19 spokesman.

As the world is struggling to contain the pandemic, countries including France, Germany, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are racing to find a vaccine.

According to the website of the World Health Organization, as of Dec. 8, there were 214 COVID-19 candidate vaccines being developed worldwide, 52 of them in clinical trials.

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