*This graph does not include the new cases that were identified with antigen tests during the mass testing that took place on October 31-November 1, and on November 7-8.
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PCR and Ag testing
1,797 people were positively diagnosed with the coronavirus disease in Slovakia on October 18, the total number increased to 439,735.
The laboratories have carried out a total of 3,782,213 PCR tests, 12,160 of which were carried out on October 18.
They also performed 27,436 new antigen tests, 903 were positive. The total number of antigen tests amounted to 38,785,883 and 401,198 in total were positive.
Altogether 12,864 people have died, according to the data from the National Health Information Centre.
The total number of inactive cases (i.e. people who have recovered from Covid-19 with or without symptoms, and for whom 2-4 weeks have passed since they have received a positive test result or 6 weeks if they were hospitalised with Covid) amounted to 733,576 in the 41st week of 2021.
COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Slovakia
Altogether 2,484,406 people have received their first Covid vaccine shot, and 2,364,953 have been fully vaccinated as of October 18.
To achieve herd immunity in Slovakia, the estimate is that at least 4.6 million people (85 percent of the population) have to be vaccinated.
Slovakia's authorities release the testing results as of midnight the previous day every morning. Starting on March 27, 2021 also private labs are involved in testing samples for the coronavirus.
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19. Oct 2021 at 10:05 | Compiled by Spectator staff