Bulgaria: Five more districts in the country have crossed the point in which they will be reclassified from Covid-19 green zones to yellow zones, which means that a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 people on a 14-day basis.

With the addition of these five districts, the number of yellow zone districts has risen to 21, as per the figures posted on the unified information portal on Tuesday, July 19.


The 21 districts which are classified under yellow zones are Vidin, Blagoevgrad, Lovech, Kyustendil, Smolyan, Pazardzhik, Razgrad, Pernik, Stara Zagora, Sofia district (as distinct from Sofia city), Vratsa, Montana, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kurdzhali, Plovdiv, Silistra, Sliven, Haskovo, Rousse and Yambol.

Three districts are under the red zones, which means that a morbidity rate between 250 as well as 499.9 per 100 000 population on the basis of 14 days – Sofia city, Bourgas and Varna.

Out of 28 districts of Bulgaria, the Covid-19 morbidity rate is highest in Sofia city, recording 299.82 per 100 000 population on a fortnightly basis.

Four of these districts are green zones, which means a morbidity rate lower than 100 out of 100 000 people on a 14-day basis: Pleven, Turnovo, Turgovishte and Shoumen.

As of July 19, the national COVID-19 morbidity rate of Bulgaria is 186.83 per 100 000 population, a high from 167.31 on July 18 and a high from 127.39 a week ago, on July 12.

On July 1, the national Covid-19 morbidity rate of Bulgaria was 65.54 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.

The July 19 report stated that of 9234 tests that were done the earlier day, 2292 – around 24.82% were positive.


There are over 740 Covid-19 patients in Bulgarian hospitals, which is more than 597 recorded on July 18, with 37 patients in the ICU, up from 32 recorded on July 18.