The number of counties in Bulgaria that are red Covid-19 zones – meaning a morbidity rate of between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 on a 14-day basis – has decreased by one to 13 after Montana reclassified to the yellow zone became last day, according to the December 25th update of the unified information portal.
The 13 districts that are currently red zones are Burgas, Varna, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Lovech, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Sofia, Sofia, Stara Zagora and Haskovo.
The morbidity rate is highest in the Rousse district at 412.26 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the city of Sofia, the morbidity rate is 379.01 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Fourteen districts are yellow zones, which means a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants: Blagoevgrad, Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Dobrich, Kyustendil, Montana, Pazardzhik, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Turgovishte, Shoumen and Yambol.
A district is a green zone, which means a morbidity rate of less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants: Kurdzhali.
The December 25 update states that Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate on a 14-day basis was 289.97 per 100,000 population, up from 299.9 on December 24.
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