Sofia, Bulgaria: The Balkan state recorded a total of additional 669 cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as per the information shared in the unified information portal, as of today, April 20, 2022.
The positivity rate of these fresh COVID-19 infections stands at 7.76%, which have been detected of the 8614 total RT-PCR tests conducted by the healthcare facilities on the previous day. With this, the total number of the active COVID-19 infection stands at 158,831, which has been decreased by a significant number.
Meanwhile, the total number of the confirmed COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Bulgaria has increased to 1 151 011.
Along with this, a total of six (6) patients with the COVID-19 mutant lost their lives to the mutant, bringing the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities since the outbreak reported to 36 816.
With this, there are a total of 2871 patients with the COVID-19 virus who recovered from the viral illness and got discharged from the hospital facilities, taking the overall count of the COVID-19 recoveries in the European country to 955 364, according to the portal’s data.
For the present time, there are a total of 990 patients with the COVID-19 who are in the hospital facilities, including the newly admitted 110 patients. Meanwhile, 116 patients are in intensive care units – ICU, the data of the portal further reveals.
In terms of vaccination, as of April 19, 2022, there are a total of 2,054,126 individuals who have received their required number of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines and are now fully vaccinated, representing around 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population of the European nation.
On the other hand, there are a total of 740,125 Bulgarian nationals who are fully vaccinated and have also taken their third dose, which is booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines, as per the official data. This number of Bulgarian individuals represents around 10.7% of the total targeted eligible population.