NCIPD: 8 districts in Bulgaria are Covid-19 dark red zones

Eight of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are dark red Covid-19 zones, which corresponds to a morbidity rate of 500 or more in 100,000 inhabitants, according to the October 12 update from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD).

The last district classified as dark red for Covid-19 is the Sofia district, a day after the city of Sofia crossed the threshold.

Aside from Sofia City and Sofia District, the remaining six that are classified as dark red are Gabrovo, Vidin, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, and Sliven.

Fifteen districts are red zones, which means a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, while five are yellow zones, a morbidity rate of 100 to 249.9 per 100,000. The five yellow zones are Kurdzhali, Pleven, Smolyan, Haskovo and Shumen.

The October 12 NCIPD update showed Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity number at 418.36 out of 100,000 compared to 404.84 the previous day.

Independently of this, the weekly report of the NCIPD for the 14-day period up to October 10th showed that Gabrovo had the highest morbidity rate in Bulgaria with 699 per 100,000 inhabitants. The morbidity was lowest in the Kurdzhali district at 109 per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the city of Sofia, the morbidity rate on a 14-day basis for the period up to October 10 was 509 per 100,000, in the Plovdiv district 362, in Varna 444 and in Burgas 315 per 100,000.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the cumulative uptake of at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 in people aged 18 and over in the EU-EEA was 80 percent on October 11, in Bulgaria it was only 24.6 percent.

In the EU-EEA area, the number for completion of the vaccination cycle was 74.5 percent, but in Bulgaria it was 23.5 percent, according to the ECDC update.

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