Bulgaria records this year’s highest weekly Covid-19 death toll in four months

The deaths of 516 people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 were registered in the past week, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the disease to 19 985, including 30 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the September 19 report by the Health Ministry.

This is the highest number of Covid-19 deaths registered in Bulgaria in a week in 2021 since the week ending May 2, when 585 were recorded in that seven-day period.

To date, 481 728 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria, an increase of 10 923 in the past week.

There are 39 388 active cases, an increase of 1755 compared with the figure in Bulgaria’s Health Ministry report for September 12.

There are 4703 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in Bulgaria, an increase of 131 compared with the figure a week ago, with 396 in intensive care, a figure of those Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Bulgaria 16 higher than a week ago.

In the past week, 152 medical personnel in Bulgaria tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 14 216 to date, according to the report.

The report said that in the past day, 3043 doses against Covid-19 were administered in Bulgaria, bringing the total to 2 461 969. In the past week, 55 939 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in Bulgaria, according to the official figures.

A total of 1274 875 people in Bulgaria have completed the vaccination cycle, including 39 876 in the past week. The figure rose by all of 2195 on Saturday.

According to the report, of 12 448 tests done on Saturday, 951 – about 7.63 per cent – proved positive.

(Photo: Alexandrovska Hospital)

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