Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Sofia reclassified from dark red to red zone


The number of districts in Bulgaria classified as dark red Covid-19 zones – meaning a morbidity rate of 500 or more out of 100,000 residents on a 14-day basis – has decreased to four after the city of Sofia moved to a red zone was reclassified.

The area of ​​the red zone is between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants. On December 9, the Covid-19 morbidity rate in the city of Sofia was 477.83, according to the unified information portal.

The four districts that are dark red Covid-19 zones (colored brown on the map of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases) are Vratsa, Pernik, Rousse and the Sofia district. The morbidity rate is highest in Rousse with 526.02 out of 100,000 inhabitants.

There are 21 red zones including Sofia city. The others are Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Vidin, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Razgrad, Pleven, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Haskovo, Smolyan, Shoumen, Yambol and Veliko Turnovo.

Three districts are Covid-19 yellow zones, which means an infection rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants: Kurdzhali, Silistra and Sliven.

The report said Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate on a 14-day basis was 390.15 per 100,000 population, up from 403.41 on December 8. This means that the country falls into the red zone category.

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