The emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria will remain until July 15. The decision was adopted by the Council of Ministers. The Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev announced that new severe measures will not be imposed, but the control over the observance of the ones imposed so far will be strengthened.
The proposal is based not only on the latest data on the spread of COVID-19, but also on in-depth analysis on a weekly and biweekly basis for the development of the disease, said the Health Minister. The analysis shows that after June 9, there is a significant increase in the reported numbers of infected people.
130 of the 2946 samples tested during the last 24 hours had a positive result. This is shown by the data from the National Information System. The distribution by districts is as follows: Blagoevgrad – 1; Burgas – 9; Varna – 12; Vidin -1; Kardzhali – 1; Kyustendil – 17; Lovech – 1; Pazardzhik – 10; Pernik – 4; Pleven – 2; Plovdiv – 6; Razgrad – 2; Sliven – 12; Smolyan – 1; Sofia region – 17; Sofia city – 25; Stara Zagora – 4; Shumen – 4; Yambol – 1.
The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria are 4114. 1689 of them are active. 2217 are the cured patients with 46 of them registered in the past 24 hours. There are 362 patients with proven coronavirus infection in hospitals, 13 of whom are placed in intensive care. The total number of deaths is 208 with one new case registered in the last 24 hours.
The Health Minister said that new stricter measures are not expected but rather stricter control on those we already have. Namely, masks for indoor public places, limiting the gathering of groups of people and mass events, disinfection, observing distance, working from home if possible and ban on entry from high-risk countries or quarantining people from certain countries.