For the first time in nine months, a day has passed in Bulgaria on which no new deaths were registered in people who tested positive for Covid-19.
However, that day was Sunday. For months there has been a trend towards relatively low death rates, reported on a Monday, followed by a slight increase the following Tuesday. Previously, health officials had attributed this to a delay in registering cases from the weekend.
The last time no new deaths were recorded in a day was September 27, which was also a Sunday.
Bulgaria’s Covid-19 death toll remains at 18,027, as at the end of a week it recorded the lowest disease-related death toll since the beginning of 2021, The Sofia Globe reported on June 27.
Of 2915 tests done the previous day, 16 – about 0.54 percent – were positive, according to the National Information System report dated June 28.
The new cases, broken down by district, are Sofia city two, Sofia two districts, Plovdiv two, Varna two, Burgas two, Pazardzhik four, Vratsa one and Pernik one. No cases have been reported in the remaining 20 counties in Bulgaria.
To date, 421 531 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Bulgaria, a number that includes the deceased, the active cases and those who have recovered from the virus.
There are 9,379 active cases, down from three on the last day.
The report said that 19 people recovered from the virus on the past day, bringing the total to 394,125.
1560 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, a decrease from one last day, and 197 in the intensive care unit an increase of one.
No medical staff tested positive the previous day, bringing the number to 13,439 to date.
To date, 1,727,616 vaccine doses against Covid-19 have been administered in Bulgaria, including 2,720 on the previous day.
A total of 786 636 people in Bulgaria completed the vaccination cycle, ie they received either a second dose or a single dose vaccination. This includes 1642 on Sunday.
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