LJUBLJANA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia on Friday reported 61 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest daily death toll yet, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,653.
The same period saw 1,784 new confirmed coronavirus cases, pushing the national tally to 83,133.
The COVID-19 tracker site Sledilnik shows that there are currently 20,523 active cases in the country. The average 14-day incidence rate is now 979 per 100,000 inhabitants.
As the world is struggling to contain the pandemic, countries including France, 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 Nov. 26, there were 213 COVID-19 candidate vaccines being developed worldwide, and 49 of them were in clinical trials.