Covid-19 in Bulgaria: For second day, positive tests above 20%

Of 13 691 tests for Covid-19 done in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours, a total of 2774 – about 20.3 per cent – proved positive, according to the March 11 report by the national information system.

This is the second consecutive day that the number of positive tests was above 20 per cent.

The national information system report said that 97 deaths among people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 were registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the disease to 10 999.

To date, 269 579 cases of new coronavirus have been confirmed in Bulgaria, counting in those who have died, the active cases and those who have recovered from the virus.

There are 38 531 active cases, an increase of 146 compared with the figure in the March 10 report.

The report said that 2531 people recovered from the virus in the past day, bringing the total to 220 049.

There are 6395 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, an increase of 378 in the past 24 hours, with 501 in intensive care, an increase of four.

Sixty-two medical personnel tested positive in the past day, bringing the total to date to 10 644.

The report said that 6995 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 were administered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 309 145. A total of 52 735 people have received a second dose.

(Photo: Bulgaria’s Military Medical Academy)

For the rest of The Sofia Globe’s continuing coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, please click here.

The Sofia Globe’s coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria is supported by the Embassies of Switzerland and Finland.

Please support independent journalism by clicking on the orange button below. For as little as three euro a month or the equivalent in other currencies, you can support The Sofia Globe via and get access to exclusive subscriber-only content:

Become a Patron!

The Sofia Globe staff

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage.