Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Delta variant found in all 554 sequenced samples – NCIPD

Written by on November 25, 2021 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Delta variant found in all 554 sequenced samples – NCIPD

Bulgaria’s National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) said on November 25 that it has completed the sequencing of 554 samples taken from Covid-19 patients in the country, all of them showing the Delta variant.

The samples had been taken over a period of time ranging from October 13 to November 11 and came from 23 out of Bulgaria’s 28 districts.

As of November 15, 20 patients in the NCIPD sample group had died, 97 were in hospital, 428 were undergoing home treatment and nine had recovered.

NCIPD said that 117 cases it sequenced showed the Delta strain of the virus, collectively designated B.1.617.2 by the World Health Organisation.

The other cases were attributed to separate individual lineages of that variant, with the most numerous being AY.43 (107), AY.9.2 (74), AY.4 (56), AY.4.4 (41), AY.98 (36), AY.4.2 and AY.9 (20 each). Twenty other subvariants were sequenced in the remaining 83 samples.

The largest number of samples came from the city of Sofia (96), followed by the districts of Bourgas (85), Rousse (53), Plovdiv (51), Turgovishte (47) and Stara Zagora (44).

(Photo: Military Medical Academy)

For the rest of The Sofia Globe’s continuing coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, please click here.

The Sofia Globe’s coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria is supported by the Embassies of Switzerland and Finland.

Please support independent journalism by clicking on the orange button below. For as little as three euro a month or the equivalent in other currencies, you can support The Sofia Globe via patreon.com and get access to exclusive subscriber-only content:

Become a Patron!

Comments

comments

About the Author

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to sofiaglobe.com's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32709292