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First case of the coronavirus in Veliko Tarnovo. 94 cases in Bulgaria for now

First case of the coronavirus in Veliko Tarnovo. 94 cases in Bulgaria for now

The first case of a coronavirus infection was announced in Veliko Tarnovo. The patient is a 30-year-old man who returned from Sofia a few days ago. After the onset of symptoms typical for COVID-19, the person sought medical attention. The patient is placed under home quarantine, his condition is good and he does not have to be admitted to the infectious ward.

Veliko Tarnovo hospital

The patient arrived from Sofia, where he worked in a private hospital and felt unwell. He was examined at the Regional Hospital, where he was sampled for a coronavirus infection and proved positive. All of the people who were in contact with the patient have been identified and placed into isolation as well. Thorough disinfection of the hospital was carried out. There are 89 people quarantined in the Veliko Tarnovo district with law enforcement agencies visiting their addresses several times a day to make sure they are not violating the restriction. The number of COVID-19 patients in the country is 94 for now. They are from Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Gabrovo, Blagoevgrad, Pleven, Troyan, Lovech, Smolyan, Bankso, Veliko Tarnovo and Pernik.

We would like to remind our readers to wash their hands thoroughly, as well as practice high hygiene in general and to preferably stay at home if possible. If you have to go out do not forget to take all needed precautionary measures.   

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  • Reply patrecia Upton March 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    94 in Bulgaria and 89 of those in VT..that is not right…please change it

    • Reply Zlatina Dimova March 20, 2020 at 9:59 am

      94 are the people who are officially confirmed to have coronavirus (112 as of now). 89 are the people who are under quarantine in our region because they were out of the country or had contact with sick people but without them being positive for the virus. The quarantine is a preventive measure as to not spread the virus. All people who have returned to Bulgaria from a contaminated region are obliged to be put under a 14-day quarantine.

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