Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Death toll passes 25 000-mark, as country marks highest Covid death toll in a week in 2021

The Covid-19 death toll in Bulgaria has passed the 25 000-mark, with 25 005 Covid-19 deaths recorded, according to the November 7 figures.

Bulgaria also broke a record in Covid-19 deaths in a week in 2021, a total of 1087 in the past seven days. This exceeds the 885 Covid-19 deaths in Bulgaria in the week ending October 31, and is the first time that Covid-19 deaths this year reach the four-figure mark.

Bulgaria’s Covid-19 death toll this week came as President Roumen Radev praised, in the past seven days, the caretaker government he appointed for doing a “good job” against Covid-19 in Bulgaria. In Yambol on Friday, Radev spoke of how the hospital system was coping. The same day, Bulgarian National Radio reported from Yambol that there were no more Covid-19 intensive care beds available in the district.

Radev’s appointee as caretaker Health Minister, Stoicho Katsarov, has said that there is no need for a “lockdown”. Katsarov has denied that the caretaker government’s approaches to the Covid-19 crisis have been informed by political considerations in the country’s November 2021 presidential and early parliamentary elections, in which Radev is seeking a second term as head of state.

To date, 631 506 cases of new coronavirus have been confirmed in Bulgaria, an increase of 30 471 in the past week. There are 112 651 active cases, an increase of 13 703 in the past week.

There are 8370 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, 490 more than the figure a week ago. A total of 732 are in intensive care, 47 more than the October 31 figure.

A total of 417 medical personnel tested positive in the past week, bringing the total to date to 16 269.

So far, 2 960 810 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in Bulgaria, an increase of 75 586 in the past week, including 6749 on Saturday.

A total of 1 562 833 people in Bulgaria have completed the vaccination cycle, an increase of 54 468 in the past week, including 3664 on Saturday.

A total of 26 287 people in Bulgaria have received a booster dose of vaccine, an increase of 8310 in the past week, including 657 in the past day.

(Photo: Alexandrovska Hospital)

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