Bulgaria: Eighteen of the 28 districts in Bulgaria slid to the COVID-19 red zones, which implies a 14- day morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100 000 population, according to the data provided on August 2.
The eighteen districts which are red zoned are Bourgas, Lovech, Plovdiv, Pernik, Varna, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Vratsa, and Blagoevgrad, Sofia District, Sofia City, Kyustendil, Haskovo, Yambol, Silistra, Sliven, Dobrich and Gabrovo. The rest of the cities are under the yellow zone, but authorities are pointing toward a high risk even in those states.
Bulgaria’s COVID-19 national morbidity rate was 327.32 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis on August 1, which was up from the 65.54 reported on July 1.
As far as travel restrictions are concerned, the country has removed all the covid-19 restrictions from pre-travel testing and post–travel testing as well. But the cases in the country are hiking; thus, the authority has suggested people wear masks at dispensaries or medical areas.
Sofia city, topping the chart, accounted for the highest morbidity rate in the country, which is 467.86.
The rapid increase in COVID patients has concerned the authorities. According to the reports of WHO, 1770 new cases have been confirmed, and the death poll has reached 37k+ deaths.
The remaining ten districts in Bulgaria are COVID-19 yellow zones. The morbidity rate of these districts is between 100 and 249.99 per 100 000 population on a 14- day basis.
In the past day, 7833 tests were successfully done, out of which 1944 proved positive, which is about 24.81 per cent.
The healthcare ministry of Bulgaria informs people to follow all COVID-19 regulations and keep a safe distance.
Bulgaria has 1209,777 reported cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 37,404 reported fatalities. The country is following WHO and ECDC guidance on threat mitigation.
The August 2 reports said that there were 1000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Bulgaria, with 59 in intensive care.