Chief Health Inspector Kunchev: Bulgaria soon to face another wave of virus
Chief Health Inspector Kunchev: Bulgaria soon to face another wave of virus

Sofia, Bulgaria: The chief state health inspector Dr Angel Kunchev warned that the European country is already into another new wave of the deadliest COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr Kunchev made the recent remarks during a recent interview with a media news channel. 

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He asserted, “We are already in a new wave of COVID-19. We are moving 3-4 weeks after what is happening in Western Europe. In the next two to three weeks, we are expected to face an increase in the new wave”. 

Following the above statement, he then underscored that there would be a rise in the COVID-19 infection rate.  

“There will be more cases, but most of those affected will not need a hospital. The variant is still Omicron, although it already has several varieties. We are afraid of a new variant in the fall that will bypass immunity”. 

Apart from this, Dr Kunchev also highlighted some facts and measures to avoid getting monkeypox, as last week, only two cases of the outbreak were confirmed by the health ministry. 

“It will be officially confirmed today when the official results of the research at the Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases are released, but the specificity of the PCR reaction is such that in the process, it becomes clear where things are going. So I think with over 90% confidence, we can say that we have a third case of monkeypox”. 

The country is already having a very low COVID-19 vaccination rate in the entire European region, as only 29.8% of its population is fully vaccinated by taking the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the World Health Organisation. 

During the last 24 hours, the country recorded additional 123 coronavirus cases of the novel coronavirus in Bulgaria, while no COVID-19 patient died because of the viral illness, as per the information shared in the COVID-19 update report. 

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