Bulgaria’s Varna district becomes ninth dark red Covid-19 zone


An update from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases on October 14 showed that Varna was the ninth district in Bulgaria to be classified as a dark red zone by Covid-19, which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more out of 100,000 residents on a 14-day basis .

The other eight dark red zone districts (colored brown on the NCIPD map) are Sofia City, Sofia District, Gabrovo, Vidin, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, and Sliven.

Sixteen counties are red zones, which means a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, while three are yellow zones, which means a morbidity rate of 100 to 249.9 per 100,000. The three districts of the yellow zone are Kurdzhali, Haskovo and Pleven.

The NCIPD said Bulgaria‘s national Covid-19 morbidity rate was 448.45 out of 100,000 residents, up from 431.31 on October 13.

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