There is a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases in Bulgaria. Almost 162 cases were discovered in the previous week, and the number of new infections for September 23 is 748, a growth of 586 cases daily. 12.3% or 92 of the sick are children. 5,171 tests (PCR and antigen) were carried out, 3,694 more than the reported 1,477 days earlier. As a result, positive samples rose from 10.97% to 14.46%. The most cases in the last 24 hours were again recorded in the capital Sofia – 251, followed by Plovdiv with 71. The fewest infected were reported in Razgrad, only 3.
Although the fall is slowing, all regions are in the blue zone. More than 4,749 antigen tests were conducted daily, and 697 results or 14.67% of the samples, tested positive. Comparatively, out of 1225 antigen tests in the last report, 142 were positive, or 11.59%.
There are now 9,039 active cases, six fewer than in the previous report since the number of cases is declining. Experts believe that the numerous unreported recoveries during the past two years, particularly during the peaks of the previous ones, are what caused the dramatic drop in early July when the number of active infections plummeted by about 90,000 in two weeks. The genuine numbers were not taken into consideration during the regional RZIs’ hectic waves, and this indicator is now being adjusted.
A reduction in the number of hospitalised patients was also recorded. There are 485 patients hospitalised, and a fall of 54 is recorded every day. 78 people were admitted to the hospital, and 132 were discharged. More than 7,200 individuals were treated in hospitals when the pandemic peaked in October last year.
There are 28 patients hospitalised in intensive care units, with an increase of one person per day. Everyone is advised to take precautions for their safety. Everyone must complete the vaccination course, and those who meet it are recommended to take booster doses.