Bulgaria’s Covid-19 morbidity rate crosses the four-digit threshold

Since January 16, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria has crossed the four-digit threshold, according to figures from the unified information portal.

The Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria is 1012.72 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis, down from 964.82 on January 15.

A week earlier, on January 9, the national Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria on a 14-day basis was 648 per 100,000 population.

On January 1, 2022, Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate on a 14-day basis was 342.3 per 100,000 population.

Out of the 28 districts in Bulgaria, 23 are dark red Covid-19 zones according to the classifications used by the Ministry of Health, which sets the threshold for a dark red zone at 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants.

The morbidity rate is highest in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, at 1,713.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Other districts above the 1000 mark are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Pernik and Sofia district (different from Sofia city).

The remaining districts classified as dark red Covid-19 zones are Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Yambol.

Four districts are classified as red zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis: Dobrich, Razgrad, Turgovishte and Shoumen.

One district is a yellow zone, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 people: Kurdzhali, where the infection rate is 190.32. A week ago, on January 9, the morbidity rate in Kurdzhali on a 14-day basis was 139.32 per 100,000 population.

As the year 2022 started, 14 districts in Bulgaria were red zones, 12 were yellow zones and one – Kurdzhali – was a green zone.

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