Slovakia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases since April

Slovakia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases since April
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Slovakia reported its biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases since April 22 on Thursday as infections rise again after a lull, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Central European country has one of Europe’s lowest death tolls from COVID-19 and has avoided a surge in cases like its western neighbours since the pandemic struck in March.

On Wednesday, it recorded 53 new cases, according to Health Ministry data, which was the seventh day since June 30 the daily rise had been in double digits.

In total, it has reported 1,851 cases, of which 1,477 have recovered and 28 have died.

“53 new cases. Too many for us to continue to rely on people’s responsibility. Unfortunately,” Prime Minister Igor Matovic wrote on his Facebook page, without giving more details.

 

It was not clear if that meant restrictions would be reimposed. The prime minister’s office had no further comment.

The Health Ministry said, however, the situation was under control.

“Regional health authorities have identified outbreaks and set anti-epidemic measures. We are continuously monitoring the situation,” the ministry said.

Slovakia was among the first to implement strict measures against the COVID-19 illness in March, which helped it to keep case numbers low. Most of those measures have now been eased.

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