Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Omicron variant found in all 218 samples – NCIPD

Bulgaria‘s National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) said on April 8 that it had found the Omicron coronavirus strain in each of the 218 samples from Covid-19 patients in the country.

The samples were collected over a period from March 17th to March 24th and came from 22 of the 28 districts of Bulgaria.

From March 15-29, two patients in the NCIPD sample group had died, 31 were in the hospital, 140 were being treated at home, and 45 had recovered.

According to NCIPD, the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron strain was found in 149 cases, or 68.2 percent of all specimens, compared to 74.2 percent in the batch reported by NCIPD last week. There were 41 cases of the BA.1.1 subvariant and the BA.1 strain was found in 28 cases.

The largest number of samples in the last group sequenced by NCIPD came from the city of Sofia (64), followed by the districts of Rousse (36), Plovdiv (22), Stara Zagora (15), Varna (13), and Burgas (12) .

(Photo: Military Medical Academy)

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