Almost half of districts in Bulgaria are yellow Covid-19 zones – The Sofia Globe

Thirteen out of 28 counties in Bulgaria are classified as yellow Covid-19 zones, according to figures in the July 13 update of the Unified Information Portal.

This means they have a Covid-19 morbidity rate of between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis.

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is about to be reclassified as a Covid-19 red zone. The city’s morbidity rate on a fortnightly basis is 240.62 per 100,000 people. When it crosses the threshold of 250 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis, it becomes a red zone.

The other yellow zone districts, the number of which increased by three over the past day, are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Pernik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Sofia District, Stara Zagora and Yambol.

Bulgaria‘s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 135.92 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. This compares to the figure from June 13 a month ago, when Bulgaria’s national morbidity rate for Covid-19 on a fortnightly basis was 31.36 per 100,000 population.

A total of 1139 new cases were confirmed over the past day, accounting for 18.3 percent of the tests carried out.

There are 9,814 active cases, according to the Unified Information Portal, compared to the number reported by the Unified Information Portal the previous day, which was 9091.

With the steadily worsening Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, the Ministry of Health has reiterated its calls for vaccination against Covid-19, including emphasizing that second booster doses are available for over-18s who wish, while those are for risk groups such as B. are recommended such as people with serious illnesses and over 65-year-olds, and that the public take preventive measures, such as wearing protective masks on public transport and in crowded public places.

The Ministry of Health is reportedly in serious discussions about preventive measures, including a return to mandatory mask wearing in public places.

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