The Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria has deteriorated further, with the number of districts that are dark red zones having risen to seven, according to the January 6 update by the unified information portal.
In the past day, Rousse, Blagoevgrad and Sofia district crossed the threshold of 500 or more out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis, becoming Covid-19 dark red zones, joining Sofia city, Pernik, Varna and Bourgas in that category.
At the same time, Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate jumped from 419.76 out of 100 000 population on January 5 to 496.43 on January 6.
Seventeen districts are Covid-19 red zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100 000 population: Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Shoumen and Yambol.
Four districts are yellow zones, meaning a morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 population: Kurdzhali, Dobrich, Razgrad and Turgovishte.
A week ago, on December 30, a total of 17 districts were red zones, 12 were classified as yellow and one as green. On that date, Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate was 293.59 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.
(Illustration, with the dark red zones coloured in brown: National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases)
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