Around 19 out of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are COVID-19 orange zones, as per the scale for morbidity newly put into use by the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD).
According to the information shared by NCIPD, “We had put into use the scale used by the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control (ECDC).
The scale counts upon over seven stages of classification of COVID-19 morbidity rates, which are less than 60 out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis; 60 to 119.9; 120 to 239.9; 240 to 479.9; 480 to 959.9; 960 to 1919.9; and 1920 and above.
As of the August 3 report by the unified information portal, 19 districts are in the 240 to 479.9 bracket, the orange one.
The data of the list of districts are as follows-
Meanwhile, the data confirms that the data with the highest COVID-19 morbidity rate is Sofia city, with 467.71 out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.
Whereas, Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 332.33 out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.
The remaining nine districts are in the 120 to 239.9 bracket. There are 1040 COVID-19 patients in hospital in Bulgaria, with 58 in intensive care.
Of 7760 tests done in the past day, 1951- around 25.41 per cent- proved positive.
As of August 4, heightened measures against the spread of COVID-19 come into effect in Sofia, as it was earlier reported on August 2. Heightened measures came into effect in the district of Varna on August 1.
Consequently, districts have imposed the first stage of measures, such as mandatory wearing of protective masks in hospitals and pharmacies, including Haskovo, Bourgas, Vidin, Kyustendil, Shoumen, Kurdzhali, Montana, Pleven, Turgovishte and Pazardzhik.