Eighteen districts in Bulgaria are Covid-19 green zones and the remaining 10 are yellow zones, according to the report from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) for the 14-day period ending June 27.
A green zone means an infection rate of less than 20 per 100,000 people and a yellow zone means an infection rate of 20 to 59.9 per 100,000 people.
The situation shown in the NCIPD report is in contrast to a week earlier when 17 counties were yellow zones and 11 green zones.
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.
The 18 districts that are now classified as green zones are Burgas, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Shoumen, Haskovo and Yambol .
The 10 districts that are yellow zones are the city and district of Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kurdzhali, Kyustendil and Smolyan.
The infection rate is highest in Vidin district with 41 per 100,000 inhabitants and lowest in Razgrad district with five per 100,000 inhabitants.
In the city of Sofia, the infection rate is 25 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the Plovdiv district it is 15 per 100,000 inhabitants, in Varna 13, in Burgas 11 and in the Rousse district 13 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the NCIPD report.
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