Bulgaria: Of 95 samples, 43 were found to be a delta variant of Covid-19

Of samples taken from 95 Covid 19 patients in Bulgaria between June 1 and 25, a total of 49 had the alpha variant and 43 the delta variant (NCIPD).

As of July 2, three patients who were shown by sequencing to have the Delta variant had died, the Ministry of Health said.

Twenty-five of those with the Delta variant were treated at home, seven were hospitalized and eight had recovered, the ministry said.

The NCIPD identified a case of the beta variant, formerly commonly known as the South African variant. That was in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. The patient was in home treatment as of July 2.

Of those who had the alpha variant, 29 were treated at home, six were in the hospital, and 14 had recovered.

The samples were taken in 14 of the 28 counties in Bulgaria.

In the city of Sofia, apart from one beta variant, 33 were the delta variant and 14 were the alpha variant.

In the Varna district, six out of seven samples were the alpha variant and one was the delta variant.

Of the samples that were found to be alpha variants, five were in Kyustendil, four in Pernik, five in Rousse, four in Montana, two in Pleven, three in Shumen, two each in Pazardzhik and Blagoevgrad, and one each in Gabrovo and Plovdiv.

Of those that turned out to be the delta variant, four were in the Sofia district (not in the city), two in the Pleven district and one each in the Kyustendil, Pernik and Vidin districts, the Ministry of Health said.

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