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Almost half of Bulgaria’s districts are Covid-19 yellow zones – The Sofia Globe

Thirteen of Bulgaria’s 28 districts are classified as Covid-19 yellow zones, according to figures from the July 13 update of the Unified Information Portal.

This means they have a Covid-19 morbidity rate of between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 population on a 14 day basis.

The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is about to be reclassified as a Covid-19 red zone. The city’s morbidity rate, on a fortnightly basis, is 240.62 per 100,000 population. If it exceeds the threshold of 250 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis, it will become a red zone.

Other districts in the yellow zone, the number of which increased by three over the past day, are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Pernik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Sofia district, Stara Zagora and Yambol.

Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 135.92 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis. This compares to the figure on June 13, a month ago, when Bulgaria’s national morbidity rate for Covid-19 was 31.36 per 100,000 population on a fortnightly basis.

A total of 1,139 new cases have been confirmed in the past day, or 18.3% of the tests carried out.

There are, according to the Unified Information Portal, 9,814 active cases, compared to the Unified Information Portal’s figure for the previous day, which was 9,091.

Faced with the constant worsening of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, the Ministry of Health reiterated its calls for vaccination against Covid-19, stressing in particular that second booster doses are available for those over 18 years old who wish, while these are recommended for risk groups such as people with serious illnesses and those over 65, and for the public to take preventive measures, such as wearing protective masks on public transport and crowded public places.

The Ministry of Health is said to be in serious talks on preventive measures, including a return to compulsory wearing of masks in public places.

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