The Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov announced at the weekly briefing of the National Operational Headquarters that the measures introduced in Bulgaria to limit the infection are working. According to official data for the last week, the number of people cured is three times higher than the number of newly infected with COVID-19.
What is more, the measures will be loosened from tomorrow. The minister issued an order today with the new measures. They include the restoration of part of the practical training in school and university, only those practices that cannot be conducted in an electronic environment. Planned admission into hospitals and planned operations will also be restored. However, for admission to a medical institution, a negative antigen test will be required, performed in the medical institution and free of charge for every Bulgarian citizen.
The minister also said that there is an extremely good trend that can be seen from the introduced measures. Bulgaria is in 27th place in terms of morbidity in the EU and 6th in the Balkans. In terms of mortality, Bulgaria is in 9th place.
For the last 24 hours the newly diagnosed with coronavirus infection in Bulgaria are 535. The distribution by districts is as follows: Blagoevgrad – 37; Burgas – 43; Varna – 33; Veliko Tarnovo – 4; Vratsa – 13; Gabrovo – 10; Dobrich – 15; Kardzhali – 9; Kyustendil – 6; Lovech – 5; Montana – 3; Pazardzhik – 26; Pernik – 9; Pleven – 16; Plovdiv – 40; Razgrad – 7; Ruse – 11; Silistra – 17; Sliven – 9; Smolyan – 2; Sofia region – 10; Sofia city – 132; Stara Zagora – 36; Targovishte – 8; Haskovo – 22; Shumen – 8; Yambol – 4.
A total of 210,951 cases of the coronavirus have been proven in Bulgaria with 52,185 of them active. A total of 150,370 people were cured. 6,728 of them were registered in the past 24 hours. There are 3,631 patients with confirmed COVID-19 in hospitals with 343 in intensive care.
The total number of people vaccinated against coronavirus in Bulgaria so far is 17,686, and 648 of the vaccinations were registered in the last 24 hours. The death toll in which COVID-19 was proven is 8,396. The new cases registered in the last 24 hours are 47.