Restriction of mass events, festivals, markets, marketplaces, etc. was recommended by the Regional Crisis Headquarters for Combating K-19 in Veliko Tarnovo to the Municipality. For the period 26.02 – 11.03 a 14-day morbidity of 277.3 per 100 thousand people was reported for the district of Veliko Tarnovo. When the critical level of 300 per 100,000 people is reached, additional anti-epidemic measures will be introduced. The Veliko Tarnovo district has been in the red zone since February 27th. The monitoring of the compliance with the anti-epidemic measures will be strengthened, including the wearing of masks.
If the district passes the threshold of 300 infected per 100 thousand population, there will be new measures implemented. One of the measures envisages that principals can transfer their school or particular class to online learning if needed. All group extracurricular activities organized by schools will be suspended. It is also envisaged to suspend group classes in language centres, educational centres and other training centres.
Visits to public catering establishments (cafes and restaurants) and shopping centres (malls, etc.) for people under 18 years of age without an accompanying parent or guardian will be prohibited. The additional measures also include the suspension of the work of all food and entertainment establishments after 22.00 on the territory of Veliko Tarnovo district. A physical distance of 1.5 m must be provided and no more than six people per table will be allowed.
For the time being, the municipalities are recommended to limit the holding of organized mass public events indoors and outdoors, such as flea markets, markets, exhibitions, fairs, festivals, carnivals, etc.
Dr. Evgenia Nedeva, Director of the Regional Health Inspectorate in Veliko Tarnovo, commented that at the moment there is no serious pressure on the hospital system. The occupancy of the beds is about 50% and in intensive care – 62.5%. Patients with COVID-19 are treated in the district hospital, in the municipal hospitals in Gorna Oryahovitsa, Svishtov and Pavlikeni, as well as in the pulmonary hospital in Veliko Tarnovo. The largest flow is in the District Hospital “Dr. Stefan Cherkezov”, where a third COVID-19 ward was opened.
There are 62 new cases of coronavirus reported in the Veliko Tarnovo region during the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the epidemic, a total of 5,869 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the area, of which 4,769 have been cured. A total of 1,434 people were quarantined in the area. During the last 24 hours, five deceased people were registered in the district. A total of 9,960 doses of the available COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date in the district. Of these, 774 were administered during the past 24 hours – 729 first doses and 45 second doses.
As for the whole country, 3,121 are the newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The total confirmed cases in Bulgaria are 272,700 with 39,823 of them active. 221,783 people have already been cured. 1,734 of them were registered during the past 24 hours. A total of 6,604 people have been hospitalised. The doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Bulgaria are currently a total of 324,446. Of these, 15,301 have been administered in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 11,094 with 95 cases registered in the last 24 hours.