Slovakia posts record daily rise in COVID cases

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PRAGUE, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Slovakia on Wednesday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 infections in one day for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started, hit like others in central Europe by the spread of the Omicron variant.

Slovakia, a country of 5.5 million, recorded 20,224 new COVID cases through PCR testing during Tuesday, the Health Ministry said. It said around 61% were among unvaccinated people.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Photo – Women walk on bank of Danube River in Bratislava, Slovakia. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

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