Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Districts of the dark red zone rise to 10

Ten of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are dark red Covid-19 zones – which means an infection rate of 500 or more in 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis – according to the update of the uniform information portal on January 8th.

Two districts, Plovdiv and Vratsa, crossed the threshold from red to dark red zones last day.

The other eight districts classified as dark red zones are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Kyustendil, Pernik, Rousse, Sofia District, and Sofia City.

The district with the highest Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria is the city of Sofia, 1003.89 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate on January 8th is 612.82 out of 100,000 residents on a 14-day basis, up from 547.89 on January 7th.

A week ago, on January 1st, the national Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria was 342.3 out of 100,000 inhabitants.

On January 8, a total of 16 districts are red zones, which corresponds to a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants: Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smoljan , Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Shumen and Jambol.

Two districts are yellow zones, which means a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants: Kurdzhali and Turgovishte.

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