The emergency epidemiological situation will be extended until the end of the month. This was announced by the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev at a special briefing with the National Operations Headquarters.
The Minister said that mass control over the observance of anti-epidemic measures will be strengthened. He also said that the ministry recommends the regional headquarters to strengthen the control for compliance with the measures in each district and, if necessary, to introduce new measures, taking into account the situation in the region. Based on a critical analysis of the situation, it is recommended to minimize mass events. In recent weeks there has been a strong spread of the virus specifically at mass events.
No new restrictive measures are planned to be implemented at a national level, according to the Minister of Health. However, the Ministry of Health will monitor the situation and, if necessary, may decide on additional restrictions. Also, the Health Minister did say that if we cross the limit of 200 patients per day that would be a signal that some of the measures need to be restored.
There are 174 new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours. The number of tests made was 2775. Thus, the total number of infected in the country since the beginning of the epidemic has reached 5914 with 2664 being active cases. There are 470 people in hospitals, 29 of whom are in intensive care.
The distribution by districts is as follows: Blagoevgrad – 7; Varna – 17; Veliko Tarnovo – 6; Dobrich – 1; Kardzhali – 3; Kyustendil – 2; Pazardzhik – 6; Pernik – 1; Plovdiv – 13; Razgrad – 5; Ruse – 4; Sliven – 7; Smolyan – 1; Sofia region – 3; Sofia city – 86; Stara Zagora – 9; Haskovo – 2; Yambol – 1.
85 people were cured in the past day. A total of 3,000 have already defeated the virus. For the last 24 hours, 4 deaths due to the coronavirus infection have been registered. Thus, the total number of deaths has reached 250.