Sofia, Bulgaria: The Balkan state of Bulgaria has recorded a total of additional 316 cases of the novel coronavirus during the last 24 hours, as per the data shared in the unified information portal. These fresh COVID infections have been recorded out of the 6917 additional tests conducted by the healthcare facilities of the European country.
The positivity rate of the new COVID-19 infections in Bulgaria computes for 4.5%, the portal’s data further adds.
Along with this, during the last 24 hours, at least six individuals with the
COVID-19 virus lost their lives to the deadliest mutant, whereas a total of 2158 patients with the viral illness recovered from COVID and have been discharged from the hospital facilities.
A total of sixty-two (62) COVID patients have been admitted to the hospital facilities in Bulgaria during the last day, of which 77.4% belonged to the category of unvaccinated individuals. For the present time, there are a total of thirty-eight (38) COVID patients in intensive care units.
Meanwhile, additional 750 doses of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines were administered during the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination rate of the European country:
In Bulgaria, till May 25, 2022, there are a total of 2,058,884 individuals who have taken their recommended number of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines and are now in the category of fully vaccinated population. This number of individuals represents nearly 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population.
On the other hand, there are a total of 756,566 individuals who are fully vaccinated and have also taken their third dose (booster shots) of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, representing around 10.8% of the total targeted eligible Bulgarian population.
Despite this number, the Balkan state contains the lowest vaccination rate in the European region.
At the global level, 66.4% of the total targeted eligible population is partially vaccinated, and 60.5% are fully vaccinated.