Sofia, Bulgaria: In Bulgaria, additional 1176 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in the European nation as of March 31, 2022, according to the data shared in the unified information portal. The positivity rate of these new COVID-19 infections stands at 11%.
The data reveals that about 66.41% of the individuals among the new patients of the COVID-19 virus were not vaccinated. This takes the total number of the active COVID-19 virus in Bulgaria to 183,892; meanwhile, the overall number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country has increased to 1,137,780, as per official data.
A total of fourteen (14) patients of the COVID-19 mutant lost their lives to the deadliest viral disease in the past 24 hours as of March 31, 2022, bringing the total death rate in Bulgaria to 36,512. Among these additional deaths, around 78.57% were unvaccinated against the mutant.
At the present time, there are a total of 1953 COVID patients who are under supervision in the hospital facilities. At the same time, a total of 179 patients with the virus were admitted to the hospital establishments in the past 24 hours, as of March 31, 2022, of which 77.09% were unvaccinated.
There are 214 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units – ICU, according to the portal’s data.
Additional 1907 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the European nation in the last 24 hours. To date, there are 2,050,248 Bulgarian nationals who have taken their required number of the COVID-19 vaccine shots and are now fully inoculated against the mutant. This number is representing about 29.6% of the total targeted eligible population of Bulgaria.
On the other end, there are 722,191 individuals who are fully vaccinated and have also received their third dose (booster shots) of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines so far, computing for around 10.4% of the total targeted Bulgarian population; the official data further adds.