Bulgaria’s Gabrovo district crosses threshold to become Covid-19 dark red zone

Bulgaria’s district of Gabrovo has crossed the threshold to be classified as a Covid-19 dark red zone, meaning a morbidity rate of 500 or above out of 100 000 population, according to a September 29 update by the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Disease (NCIPD).

Gabrovo, shown as coloured brown on the NCIPD map, was shown in the centre’s weekly report on September 28 as having a 14-day morbidity rate of 436 per 100 000 population, as The Sofia Globe reported.

The NCIPD map showed Bulgaria’s national morbidity rate as 327.78, above the threshold for classification as a red zone.

The September 29 update showed 22 districts, including the city of Sofia, as red zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100 000 population. Haskovo district, which had been shown the previous day in the NCIPD weekly report as a yellow zone, has now be reclassified as red.

Five districts are yellow zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 population: Vratsa, Pleven, Pazardzhik, Kurdzhali and Shoumen.

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