The number of districts in Bulgaria that are Covid-19 dark red zones, meaning a morbidity rate of 500 or more out of 100 000 population, has risen to five, according to the October 7 update by the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD).
The five districts are Vidin, Montana, Sliven, Gabrovo and Pernik (coloured in brown on the NCIPD map).
Gabrovo became a Covid-19 dark red zone on September 29 and Pernik on October 5.
Of the remaining 23 districts in Bulgaria, 20 are Covid-19 red zones, meaning a morbidity rate from 250 to 499.9 per 100 000 population, and three are yellow zones, meaning a morbidity rate from 100 to 249.9 per 100 000 population.
The NCIPD update showed Bulgaria’s national Covid-10 morbidity rate as 384.87 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis ending October 7, up from 360.41 on October 6.
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