Sofia, Bulgaria: The European country has recorded a total of additional 236 cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as per the data shared in the unified information portal. These new cases have been detected in a total of 5,478 tests conducted during the previous day.

The positivity rate of the new cases stands at 4.3%. Of these new cases reported, nearly 63.98% belonged to the category of the unvaccinated population.


This takes the overall count of the confirmed COVID infections since the onset of the pandemic to 1,164,358, whereas the active toll of the COVID cases is at 79,121.

Along with this, at least six patients with the viral illness lost their lives to the deadliest virus, bringing the overall death rate to 37,121. Meanwhile, there are a total of 1,372 COVID patients who recovered from the virus and got discharged from the hospital facilities, taking the total recovery rate to 1,048,116.

For the present time, there are a total of 439 COVID patients in the hospital facilities, including the recently admitted thirty-five (35) patients. There are a total of thirty-eight (38) patients in intensive care units – ICU. Around 68.57% of the total newly admitted patients were unvaccinated.

Additional 728 doses of the COVID-19 virus were administered in the European country during the previous day. Till May 26, 2022, there are a total of 2,059,059 individuals who have taken their required number of COVID-19 vaccines and are now fully vaccinated. This number represents nearly 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population.

On the other hand, there are a total of 757,059 Bulgarian citizens who are fully vaccinated and have also taken their third dose, which is booster shots of the WHO-approved COVID vaccines. This number of individuals represents around 10.9% of the total targeted eligible population, according to the official data, as of May 26, 2022.