The Bulgarian Kurdzhali district has become a Covid-19 green zone, which corresponds to a morbidity rate of less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis, according to the update of the uniform information portal on December 21.
The morbidity rate in Kurdzhali is 96.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the update. Previously, the circle had been classified as a yellow zone for several weeks.
Of the remaining 27 districts in Bulgaria, 18 are red zones and nine are yellow zones (as of December 21).
The red zones, which mean a morbidity rate of 250 to 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Smolyan, Sofia district , City of Sofia, Stara Zagora and Haskovo.
The morbidity rate is highest in the Rousse district with 438.12 out of 100,000 inhabitants. In the city of Sofia, the morbidity rate is 370.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The districts that are yellow zones, which means a morbidity of 100 to 249.9 per 100,000 population, are Veliko Turnovo, Dobrich, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Turgovishte, Shoumen and Yambol.
The update said Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate was 306.63 on December 21, up from 312.77 on December 20.
(Illustration of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases)
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