Covid-19 in Bulgaria: dark red zones increase to 22

Twenty-two of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are dark red Covid-19 zones, implying a morbidity rate of 500 or more per 100,000 residents on a 14-day basis, according to the January 13 update of the Unified Information Portal.

Pazardzhik district, previously a red zone, crossed the dark red zone threshold over the past day.

Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 856.8 per 100,000 population on January 13, down from 824.21 on January 12.

Apart from Pazardzhik, the other districts classified as dark red zones are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia District, Sofia City, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Yambol.

The morbidity rate is highest in the city of Sofia, at 1443.73 per 100,000 inhabitants. Other districts above the 1000 mark are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna and Pernik.

Five districts are red zones, which means a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants: Veliko Turnovo, Dobrich, Razgrad, Turgovishte and Shoumen.

One district is a yellow zone, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 people: Kurdzhali, where the rate is 157.36 per 100,000 people on a 14-day basis.

(Illustration, with the dark red, brown colored zones: National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases)

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