Bulgaria reports ninth death of patient who had tested positive for Covid-19

A 57-year-old man who had tested positive for Covid-19 died at the intensive care unit of a hospital in the Bulgarian town of Kyustendil on the morning of April 1, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on its website.

This brings to nine the number of fatalities of patients in Bulgaria who had Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health said that according to the hospital, the man and his wife recently had returned from Germany. He had mild hypertension and at the hospital, had been diagnosed with double pneumonia.

His wife also had tested positive. She is in hospital in stable condition, the ministry said.

At 5pm on April 1, the national operational headquarters against Covid-19 said that there were now 422 confirmed cases in Bulgaria, a figure 10 higher than that at the 8am briefing.

The total of 422 includes the nine dead and 20 who have recovered and been discharged from hospital after treatment.

Of the 10 new cases confirmed in the course of Wednesday, eight are in Sofia and two in Blagoevgrad.

A total of 207 people are in hospital, 18 of them in intensive care. Of the total number of confirmed cases, 20 are medical personnel.



The Sofia Globe staff

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