The data more and more clearly outline the trend towards an increase in the number of infected people that has been noticeable for about two weeks. Specialists are already talking about a new wave of the virus, as evidenced by the data from the last week. According to their latest cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria are increasing faster and faster, with the growth in the percentage of positive tests (antigen and PCR) becoming impressive. Given the small number of tests, this shows that the virus is secretly gaining strength for now, because the situation is as follows – more new cases as an absolute number with fewer tests done. Separately, there has already been an increase in hospital admissions (239 to 153 on a weekly basis), fortunately, for now, the death rate continues to decrease.
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For the day, 1,305 antigen tests were performed, of which 258 were positive, i.e. 19.77% positive samples. In comparison, in the previous report there were 3,280 antigen tests, of which 456 were positive, i.e. 13.9%. There were 358 PCR tests, of which 56 were positive, i.e. 15.64 per cent. On Thursday, this type of test was 623, of which 82 were positive, i.e. 13.16 per cent.
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Total confirmed cases are 1,173,091. 3,697,536 PCR and 6,414,915 antigen tests were performed (total 10 112 451)with the average percentage of positive samples since the beginning of the pandemic being 11.6 percent – with a 0.01% growth on a daily basis, with this increasing the overall share for the first time in months.
Active cases are increasing and are now 59,814, which is 291 more than the previous report. However, there is a drop again in the number of hospitalized persons, as they are now 366 – with 2 fewer on a daily basis (6 were admitted to hospital, 8 were discharged). For comparison, during the worst days of the pandemic in October last year, more than 7,200 patients were treated in hospitals. Patients admitted to intensive care units are 27 – with 1 less on a daily basis. It is the occupancy of intensive care beds that is one of the main criteria for tightening the measures in our country, and not, as before, the number of infected persons or active cases.
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In this regard, the Unified Information Portal presents data on the occupancy of intensive care beds in the fifth cluster. To date, the entire country – all five regions are already at Stage 0, after the areas around Sofia finally enter the blue zone. Precisely because of the reduction of workload in the intensive sectors, from March 21, the green certificate was dropped completely. The governing coalition has lifted the state of emergency, but you preserve the right of the health authorities to introduce basic anti-epidemic measures.
23 people have recovered and their total number it is now 1,076,020. For a day they haven’t started – 2 less than Friday. Thus, the number of those who lost the battle with the virus in Bulgaria remains 37,257.
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A total of 24,676 medical personnel are among the official coronavirus cases, i.e. with 3 more on a daily basis. 3,971 are under quarantine souls, noting that they are as many as 55,843 fewer than the currently active cases. Information on the number of people quarantined due to COVID-19 is available herealthough according to the Ministry of Health it is not public.
The overall disease also continues to increase. 73.93 is the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people, up from 71.11 in yesterday’s report. 45.66 is the 7-day incidence per 100,000 people, up from 44.58 in yesterday’s report. 2 people on average per day have started for the last 7 days.
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The Ministry of Health also presents data on what proportion of the infected, those admitted to hospital and those who started were not fully vaccinated. In the last 24 hours, 64.01 percent of those who tested positive were not immunized. 83.33 percent of those admitted to hospital for treatment are also unvaccinated.
The unified information portal provides data and the scheduled doses of vaccines, with a total of 4,412,619 to date. According to the latest report, 2,061,901 people or 31.72 percent have completed their immunization cycle – added two mRNA doses or one from the company “Jansen”. The strange thing is that this number is between March 20 and 21 with about 9,000 people.
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The number of vaccines also includes 516 542 of “Jansen” or 3 per day, and it is applied only in one dose. For the last day there are 47 additional vaccines. 768,422 people or 11.82 percent also received a booster dose, and most of them – 199,158 – are in the capital. A total of 2,701 people took a second booster dose.
From June 27, anyone who wishes can take a second booster dose. It should be done at least 4 months after the first booster for a person whose completed vaccination course is a two-dose vaccine. All persons aged 18 and over who wish to receive a therapeutic booster vaccine against COVID-19 can be included in the vaccination points of the RZI, the offices of general practitioners, as well as in hospital and outpatient medical care facilities.
The largest number of people with a completed vaccination course are in the 40-49 age group – over 385,000 people. Followed by 60-69 with over 380,000 and 50-59 with more than 371,000. Logically, there are the fewest vaccinated among children between 5 and 11 years old – 2,059. With booster doses, the first is the group of people between 60 and 69 years of age with over 196,000 vaccinated. This is followed by representatives of the 70-79 age group with over 181,000 vaccinated. For those with two booster doses, the 70- to 79-year-old age group began with 998 boosters added.
From the beginning of the year 2021, up to 92.26 percent of admissions for treatment at the hospital are unvaccinated. As for those in need of intensive care, the percentage is even higher – 97%, according to the portal’s data plusmen.bg.
The most cases in the last 24 hours were found again in the city of Sofia – 109, followed by Burgas with 58 and Varna with 50. In 3 regions – Vidin, Pernik and Yambol, no new infections were registered.