Five more districts in Bulgaria designated as Covid-19 red zone
Five more districts in Bulgaria are now in the Covid-19 red zone. This means the rate of infection exceeds 120 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.
The districts designated as red zones are Stara Zagora, Gabrovo, Lovech, Silistra and Varna.
Thus, currently, two thirds of Bulgaria is in the red zone, and in nine districts the incidence exceeds the critical threshold of 200 infected per 100,000 people.
The newly confirmed cases today, February 23, are 1,925, from 13,695 tests. This means the positivity rate is 14%. This is the first time such a spike in new cases has been registered since beginning of this year.
The highest number of people who received the Covid-19 jab since the start of the immunization in Bulgaria has been reported today - nearly 16,000 people, thus bringing the total number of doses administered to date to more than 131,000.