According to the report by the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) for the period from 14 days to June 20, 17 districts in Bulgaria are yellow Covid-19 zones and the remaining 11 are green zones.
A yellow zone means an infection rate of 20 to 59.9 per 100,000 people and a green zone means an infection rate of less than 20 per 100,000 people.
The situation shown in the NCIPD report is in contrast to a week earlier when 22 counties were yellow zones and six were green zones. In the week before, half of the districts were designated as yellow zones and half as orange zones, the latter means an infection rate of 60 to 119.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.
It is also in contrast to the seven consecutive weeks that ended in early May 2021 when every district in Bulgaria was a red zone from Covid-19 – which means an infection rate of 120 or more in 100,000 residents.
Currently, the districts classified as yellow zones are the city and district of Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Vidin, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, Plovdiv, Rousse, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Shoumen and Yambol.
The districts classified as green zones are Burgas, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vratsa, Kurdzhali, Lovech, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Razgrad, Silistra and Haskovo.
The infection rate is highest in Vidin district with 51 per 100,000 inhabitants and lowest in Burgas district with 11 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The infection rate is 29 per 100,000 in Sofia city, 22 in Plovdiv district, 19.79 in Varna district and 24 per 100,000 in Rousse district, according to the NCIPD report.
(Figure: National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases)
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