Sofia, Bulgaria: The European country of Bulgaria has recorded a total of 151 cases of the novel coronavirus during the last 24 hours, as per the data shared by the health officials in the unified information portal. All of the individuals who contracted the deadliest COVID-19 mutant in the past day belonged to the category of the unvaccinated Bulgarian population.
Along with it, a total of seven (7) COVID patients lost their lives to the mutant. This brings the overall death toll of the Balkan state to 36,973 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, there are a total of 138 patients with the COVID-19 mutant who got recovered from the viral illness during the last 24 hours, the data of the portal further adds.
These additional COVID-19 patients were detected from a total of 2577 tests conducted in Bulgaria in the past day. The positivity rate of the new COVID-19 cases stands at 6%.
Additional seventy-five (75) doses of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Bulgaria the previous day.
For the present time, there are a total of 737 patients with COVID-19 virus in the hospital facilities of the European country, including the recently admitted patients. There are a total of 78 in intensive care units.
As per the official data, there are a total of 2,056,698 individuals who are vaccinated by taking the required number of COVID-19 vaccines and are now fully vaccinated. This number is representing nearly 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population.
On the other hand, there are a total of 749,341 Bulgarian nationals who are fully vaccinated and have also taken their third dose (booster shots) of the COVID-19 vaccines, representing around 10.8% of the total targeted eligible population of the Balkan state, as per the data shared by the officials.