Sofia, Bulgaria: The European country has recorded a total of additional 254 cases of the novel coronavirus as of April 17, Saturday, according to the data shared in the unified information portal.
This brings the overall count of the active COVID-19 infections in the Balkan state to date is 163,942. The positivity rate of the fresh COVID-19 infections stands at 6.1%, as per the portal’s official data, which detected positive from the additional 4,153 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
To date, a total of 9,746,014 COVID-19 tests have been conducted by the healthcare facilities of the European nation. Among these freshly recorded COVID infections, 64.96% of them belonged to the unvaccinated population of Bulgaria.
With this, only one patient of the contagious COVID-19 virus lost his life in the last 24 hours, as per the official portal’s data, bringing the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in Bulgaria to 36,782.
Meanwhile, since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 948,501 patients with COVID-19 have recovered from the virus as of April 17.
For the present time, there are a total of 1,063 patients who are in the hospital facilities, including the recently admitted thirty-one (31) patients with the COVID-19. A total of 118 COVID patients are currently in intensive care units – ICU.
In terms of vaccination, so far, there are a total of 2,053,686 individuals in the Balkan state who have taken their required number of the COVID-19 vaccine doses and are in the category of fully vaccinated. This number of Bulgarians accounts for around 29.6% of the total targeted eligible population of the country.
On the other hand, there are a total of 738,030 individuals in Bulgaria who are fully immunized and have also taken their third dose (booster shot) of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing around 10.7% of the total Bulgarian population.