Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 546 dead, 13 116 new cases last week

A total of 546 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Bulgaria died last week, bringing the country’s disease-related death toll to 20,995, according to the Health Ministry’s report dated October 3.

This is Bulgaria’s highest single-week Covid-19 death toll in 2021 since the week ending May 2, when the seven-day death toll was 585.

The October 3 death toll includes 26 deaths recorded the previous day.

So far, 505,481 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria, including 13,116 in the past week.

There are 45,899 active cases, up from 3,490 in the past week.

In Bulgaria there are a total of 5217 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, an increase from 177 in the past week, 465 of them in intensive care, an increase of 47 during this time.

A total of 182 medical staff tested positive in the past week, including 13 on the previous day, making a total of 14,543.

So far, 2,548,995 vaccine doses against Covid-19 have been administered in Bulgaria, an increase of 41,947 in the past week, including just 2,283 on Saturday.

A total of 1,336,437 people in Bulgaria completed the vaccination cycle, up from 28,444 last week, including 1,398 on Saturday, according to the report’s figures.

Of 11,505 tests done on Saturday, 1,228 – about 10.67 percent – turned out positive.

(Photo: Alexandrovska Hospital)

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