Twenty out of the 28 districts in Bulgaria are Covid-19 red zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100 000 population, according to the report by the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) for the 14-day period ending September 12.
The previous weekly report by the NCIPD, released on September 7, showed 18 districts as red zones.
The current red zone districts are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Haskovo, Shoumen and Yambol.
There are eight districts that are yellow zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 population: Vratsa, Dobrich, Kurdzhali, Pernik, Pleven, Sofia city, Sofia district and Smolyan.
The morbidity rate is the highest in Turgovishte, 494 per 100 000 population. As The Sofia Globe reported earlier, the district has been downgraded to red after having been a dark red zone – meaning an infection rate above 500 per 100 000 population.
In the city of Sofia, the infection rate is 247 per 100 000 population.
In Varna, it is 373, in Bourgas 351 and in the district of Plovdiv, 299 per 100 000 population.
Separately, the NCIPD update for September 14 showed Bulgaria as having a Covid-19 infection rate nationally of 283.1 per 100 000 population.
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