Covid-19 Threat: Bulgaria surpasses four-figure morbidity rate, reaches at 1012.72

On Sunday, the morbidity rate in Bulgaria crossed the bar of a four-figure threshold, according to the statics shared by the unified information portal.

As of January 16, the morbidity rate of the country has reached up to 1012.72 per 100,000 people on a 14-day basis. The highest morbidity rate has been reported from the capital city – 1713.3. Other provinces with a 1000+ morbidity rate include Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, and Pernik.

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The rate on January 15 was 964.82 per 100,000 people.

A week before, on January 9, the morbidity rate of Bulgaria was 648 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. However, on January 1, the rate was 342.3.

The Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria is deteriorating day by day, and the country’s government has been imposing restrictions according to the intensity of Covid-19 cases in a particular region.

According to the classification by the health ministry of Bulgaria, 23 out of 28 districts have been declared as COVID-19 dark red zones. This means that the threshold for the 23 districts is at 500 per 100,000 people.

The districts in the Covid-19 dark red zones are Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Yambol.

At the start of 2022, 14 districts were in the red zone, 12 were in the yellow zone, and one was in the green zone. Now, just four districts are in the red zone, meaning that the morbidity rate of these districts is between 250 and 499.9 per 100 000 population. These red zoned districts are Dobrich, Razgrad, Turgovishte and Shoumen.

One district is in the yellow zone, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 population. The district is Kurdzhali, where the infection rate is 190.32.

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Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, in past week:

As per the data by the unified information portal, 39,528 people were tested positive in the past week, taking the tally to 8,18,229. This is the highest number of cases reported since the pandemic has begun; the previous highest record was 32,962 in the week ending on October 31, 2021.

The number of people who have succumbed to the virus in the past week is 526. This new addition in death has taken the death toll to 32,042. The hospitalization has witnessed a hike of 228 Covid-19 patients in the past week; out of these, 51 have been admitted to intensive care units.