Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Kurdzhali becomes red zone

The Kurdzhali district has passed the threshold to be classified as a red Covid-19 zone, which corresponds to a morbidity rate of 250 to 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants and has been the only yellow zone in the country for a few weeks.

25 of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are dark red zones, which corresponds to a morbidity of 500 or more in 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis, according to the update of the standardized information portal on November 3rd.

Seven of the dark red zones are above the 1000 mark: Varna, Vidin, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik and Sofia City.

The Covid-19 morbidity rate is highest in the Montana district at 1,380.44 out of 100,000 residents. In the city of Sofia, the rate is 1,362.49 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Aside from the seven districts above the 1000 mark, the other dark red zones are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Veliko Turnovo, Vratsa, Dobrich, Lovech, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Sofia District, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Shumen, and Yambol.

Apart from Kurdzhali, the other two red zones are Smolyan (486.81 per 100,000 people), which until recently was a dark red zone, and Turgovishte (491.7 per 100,000 people).

The update said the Bulgarian Covid-19 morbidity rate at the national level was 922.53, up from 909.43 on Nov. 2.

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

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