Bulgaria: Omicron variant found in 180 patients
Bulgaria: Omicron variant found in 180 patients

Sofia, Bulgaria: National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) of the European country, in its recent report, stated that additional 180 COVID-19 patients had tested positive for the Omicron variant of the viral illness. This data is shared on May 25, 2022, report.

A total of 180 samples were taken from the COVID patients during the time period of April 1 to May 3, and all of them tested positive for Omicron strain, NCIPD adds. Patients from 17 Bulgarian districts out of 28 gave their samples.


The highest number of COVID patients samples were taken from Sofia (79), followed by Varna at 17, then Pernik at 15 and Montana at 13, the data further adds.

The data notes that till May 9, a total of 10 COVID patients whose samples were taken lost their lives to the virus, whereas a total of twenty-two were admitted to the hospital facilities. There are a total of twenty-seven (27) COVID patients undergoing treatment at their respective homes. Meanwhile, a total of 122 patients with the COVID-19 virus recovered and were discharged from the hospital facilities.

NCIPD further adds that in at least 144 cases were of the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron strain computes for around 80% of all the samples assessed. This percentage previously remained at 74.7%.

On the other hand, eight different subvariants of the Omicron strain of the virus have been found in the remaining samples. These subvariants include – seven cases of BA.1.1 and 17 cases of the BA.2.9 subvariant, NCIPD further adds.

The official statistics reveal that the COVID-19 situation in the European country is improving as there has been a decrease in daily COVID-19 infections. Although the COVID-19 vaccination rate of the Balkan state is least in the European region, as per the official data present in the public domain.