According to the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov, there is a fragile tendency of reduction of the number of coronavirus cases in Bulgaria, but the number of hospitalized remains high. 74% of the beds for uncomplicated patients on a national basis are occupied, and 65% is the share of patients in intensive care. The average age of those hospitalized is 53 years.
The Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev informed that the morbidity is over 700 per 100,000 people in Sofia, followed by the districts of Varna, Pernik, Burgas, Ruse and Sofia region. The lowest numbers of infected are reported in Vidin, Kardzhali, Razgrad, Targovishte, Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo.
3,556 are the newly diagnosed people with coronavirus infection in Bulgaria during the past 24 hours. A total of 278,665 people have already been cured. 2,477 of them were registered during the last 24 hours. A total of 10,429 patients with proven COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals with 777 of them in intensive care. The doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered in our country are a total of 533,453, of which 13,819 in the past 24 hours. 14,034 are the deceased with 116 new cases registered in the last 24 hours.
Moreover, by the end of the day, there will be an order for the loosening of the measures in Bulgaria. This was said by the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov during the weekly briefing of the health authorities. Prof. Angelov explained that the measures concerning the big non-food stores will probably be eased. The order will also set out the training schedule for students, some of whom will return to the classrooms. The Minister of Health also said that currently, the epidemic situation is until April 30. When the government decides whether to extend it, then the health authorities will present a schedule for a possible easing of the other anti-epidemic measures that are in force.