Twenty out of 28 of the counties in Bulgaria are Covid-19 dark red zones, according to the classification of the Ministry of Health, which sets the threshold at 500 or more out of 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Ministry’s update for the 14-day period October 26th.
This is an increase of two on the last day, with the addition of the Bulgarian districts of Razgrad and Silistra.
Four districts in Bulgaria have Covid-19 morbidity rates above the 1000 mark: Sofia City, 1,132.37 out of 100,000 inhabitants, Montana 1,173.09, Pernik 1,113.55 and Vidin 1033.1.
The other dark red zones in Bulgaria are Blagoevgrad, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kyustendil, Lovech, Plovdiv, Rousse, Sliven, Sofia District, Stara Zagora and Yambol.
Seven districts in Bulgaria are red zones, which means a Covid-19 morbidity rate of 250 to 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Only one district, Kurdzhali, is a yellow zone, which means a morbidity rate of 100 to 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants; the number for Kurdjali on October 26 is 186.59 per 100,000 inhabitants. A week earlier, on October 19, Kurdzhali’s Covid-19 morbidity rate was reported as 128.12 per 100,000 inhabitants. At that time, 13 districts in Bulgaria were Covid-19 dark red zones.
The October 26 report showed Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate of 736.97 on October 26, versus 702.39 per 100,000 population on October 25.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Health has repeatedly emphasized in recent days that the vast majority of those who died of Covid-19 or who were hospitalized in the country had not been vaccinated.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the cumulative number of people in the EU and EEA who received at least a single dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 for the 14-day period ending on October 25, 79.8 percent. In Bulgaria it is 25.7 percent.
The ECDC update showed that the number of those who completed the vaccination cycle was 74.6 percent on October 25; in Bulgaria it was only 24.4 percent.
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