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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: the capital Sofia returns to the status of dark red zone


The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, has been classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone – which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis – according to the Jan. 1 report from the portal of unified information.

The sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recent days has pushed the morbidity rate in the city to 500.15, up from 369.91 on December 29.

Fourteen of Bulgaria’s 28 districts were Covid-19 red zones, which means a morbidity rate of between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 population on a 14-day basis.

These districts were Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Vratsa, Kyustendil, Lovech, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse, Silistra, the district (not the city) of Sofia, Stara Zagora and Haskovo.

Twelve districts have been classified as Covid-19 yellow zones, resulting in a morbidity rate of 100 to 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis.

These districts were Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Montana, Pazardzhik, Razgrad, Sliven, Smolyan, Turgovishte, Shoumen and Yambol.

One district, Kurdhzali, is classified as a green zone, which means a morbidity rate of less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants, at 78.99.

The national Covid-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria as of January 1 is 342.3, up from 325 a day earlier.

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