Extended anti-epidemic measures and changes in them, a new patient in Veliko Tarnovo, a total of 276 cases in Bulgaria and more.
The Health Minister extended the anti-epidemic measures until April 12th. In connection with the state of emergency declared by the National Assembly and the recommendations of the National Operational Headquarters, the Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued an order extending the duration of all anti-epidemic measures introduced until April 12, 2020. Payment service providers are allowed to work in large shopping centers like malls, in strict compliance with the sanitary and hygiene requirements, including disinfection, ventilation, provision of personal protective equipment, etc.
As of today, the total number of infected since the beginning of the epidemic in Bulgaria has become 276. There are patients in Kardzhali and Haskovo. New three infected are registered in Burgas. There are 4 cases in Plovdiv. There are also 4 new cases in Sofia and 1 in Kyustendil. There is one new case of COVID-19 in Veliko Tarnovo as well. This is the second patient in the city. She is a doctor who has returned from Turkey. She has been in contact with three people all of whom have been quarantined and tested. The results of the test are still expected.
The Health Minister has also issued an order defining the medical establishments to carry out treatment and monitoring of patients with COVID-19. Hospitals are divided into two categories. The first one is for the treatment of people with uncomplicated condition and moderate disease, and the provided beds in the Veliko Tarnovo region are 286. In our region the hospitals are MOBAL “Dr. Stefan Cherkesov” and Dr. Treiman Pulmonary Hospital in Veliko Tarnovo, “St. Ivan Rilski ” in Gorna Oryahovitsa and the hospitals in Pavlikeni and Svishtov.
The second category is for patients requiring intensive care. There is total of 24 beds in the district – in Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa and Pavlikeni. The total number of beds provided for COVID-19 patients in the whole country is 7473, of which those with respirators are 1347.