Sofia, Bulgaria: A total of additional 287 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in the past 24 hours in Bulgaria, as per the data shared in the unified information portal of April 23, 2022 (Saturday). The new cases bring the overall count of active COVID-19 infections to 156,264.
The total number of the confirmed COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 1 152 538 as of today, April 23. These fresh COVID-19 cases have been detected out of the additional 5013 tests conducted at the hospital and testing sites in Bulgaria during the previous day.
The positivity rate of the new COVID-19 infections remains at 5.72%.
Along with this, a total of four patients with the COVID-19 virus lost their lives to the deadliest mutant, taking the total death rate of the European nation to 36 842, as per the official data.
Meanwhile, a total of 143 COVID patients got recovered from the virus during the previous day and were discharged from the hospital facilities. With this, the total number of the COVID-19 recoveries in Bulgaria has increased to 959 432.
At the present time, there are a total of 889 patients in the hospital facilities, including the recently admitted twenty-three (23) patients. Currently, 111 patients with viral illness are in intensive care units – ICU.
In the last 24 hours, additional 889 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Balkan state. The official data notifies that to date; there are a total of 2,054,572 individuals who are fully vaccinated by receiving their required number of the COVID-19 vaccines. This number of individuals represents around 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population.
On the other hand, there are a total of 742,218 Bulgarian nationals who are fully vaccinated and have also taken their third dose, that is, booster shots of the WHO-approved COVID vaccines, representing nearly 10.7% of the total targeted eligible population.