Bulgaria passes threshold to become a dark red zone from Covid-19

Bulgaria‘s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 547.89 out of 100,000 residents on a 14-day basis, putting the country above the threshold to be classified as a dark red zone according to the criteria of the Ministry of Health.

The update of January 7th of the uniform information portal showed that of the 28 districts of Bulgaria eight are dark red zones, 18 red zones and two yellow zones. On January 6th there were seven dark red zones, 17 red zones and four yellow zones.

The districts that are dark red zones – which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more in 100,000 inhabitants – are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Kyustendil, Pernik, Rousse, Sofia District and Sofia City.

The Covid-19 morbidity rate is highest in the city of Sofia at 886.95 out of 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis.

The districts classified as red zones – which means a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants – are Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Shumen and Jambol.

The districts that are yellow zones – which means a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants – are Kurdzhali and Turgovishte.

(Illustration, with the dark red zone districts in brown: National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases)

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