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The emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria has been extended again

The government decided today that the emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria will be prolonged until the end of September. This was suggested by the Minister of Health and approved by the parliament via a videoconference. However, the Health Minister assures that no new restrictive measures against COVID-19 are envisaged for now.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a severe public health emergency nationally and globally. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, as of August 26, 2020, there were 23 928 539 cases of COVID-19 registered in the world, of which 819 756 deaths. Of the total cases, 2 097 431 cases were reported in the European Union and the United Kingdom, with a total death toll of 180 933.

Epidemic situation worldwide

As for the situation in Bulgaria, 203 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours with 6232 PCR tests performed. This is shown by data from the National Information System. The distribution by districts is as follows: Blagoevgrad – 36; Burgas – 10; Varna – 10; Veliko Tarnovo – 2; Vratsa – 2; Gabrovo – 1; Dobrich – 13; Kardzhali – 2; Kyustendil – 7; Lovech – 1; Montana – 1; Pazardzhik – 7; Pernik – 1; Pleven – 6; Plovdiv – 17; Ruse – 3; Silistra – 3; Smolyan – 6; Sofia region – 1; Sofia city – 27; Stara Zagora – 14; Targovishte – 11; Haskovo – 7; Shumen – 7; Yambol – 8.

A total of 15,589 cases of coronavirus infection have been proven in Bulgaria with 4416 of them active at the moment. 10601 people were cured, of which 104 were registered during the last 24 hours. 715 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were hospitalized with 64 of them in intensive care. The death toll in which coronavirus infection was proven is 572. The new cases from the last day are 9. The Health Minister also reminds us that the extension of the epidemic situation in Bulgaria will make it possible to continue the implementation of anti-epidemic measures in society and to prevent the overload of the health system before the upcoming flu season.

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