The most cases in the last 24 hours were found again in the city of Sofia – 129, followed by Plovdiv and Burgas with 63 each. In Kardzhali, the fewest new infected cases were registered – 5.
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For the day, 4,220 antigen tests were performed, of which 637 were positive, i.e. 15.09% positive samples. In comparison, in the previous report there were 4,980 antigen tests, of which 710 were positive, i.e. 14.25%. There are 411 PCR tests, of which 35 are positive, i.e. 8.51%. In the previous report, there were 418 tests of this type, of which 37 were positive, i.e. 8.85 per cent.
Total confirmed cases are 1,244,329. 3,733,435 PCR and 6,712,321 antigen tests were performed (total 10,445,756)with the average percentage of positive samples since the beginning of the pandemic being 11.91 percent – unchanged on a daily basis.
Active cases are increasing slightly and there are already 11,794, which is 89 more than the previous report. According to experts, the huge drop in early July, when the number of active infections fell by about 90,000 within two weeks, is explained by the fact that there have been many unreported recoveries in the past two years and especially during the peaks of the previous waves, when the regional RHIs were extremely busy, due to which the real numbers were not reported, and now this indicator is being corrected.
However, there is a decrease in the number of hospitalized persons, as they are now 800 – with 23 fewer on a daily basis (97 were admitted to hospital, 120 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 45 – with 5 fewer 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 five clusters. After about two months of relative calm in which the entire country was at Stage 0, individual regions began to return to the green zone. That’s where they are right now, and the forecast for the next five days is that it won’t change in four areas. Only for the regions around Burgas and Plovdiv, the forecast is to return to Stage 0. Due to the reduction of the load in the intensive sectors, from March 21, the green certificate was dropped completely. And with the arrival of the fifth official cabinet, appointed by Rumen Radev, it became clear that every week an expert council will report the most important data and decide whether and what measures will be taken.
579 people have recovered as of last report and their total number it is now 1,194,924. For the second day in a row there are 4 died. This is the number of people who have lost the battle with the virus in Bulgaria 37,611.
A total of 25,636 medical personnel are among the official coronavirus cases, i.e. with 11 more on a daily basis. 4,612 people are under quarantine, noting that they are 7182 less than the currently active cases. Information on the number of people quarantined due to COVID-19 is available here, although according to the Ministry of Health it is not public. It is the number of quarantined persons that should be taken as a guide regarding the real number of active cases at the moment in the country.
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There is again a decline in overall morbidity. 164.92 is the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people, up from 171.78 in yesterday’s report. 72.34 is the 7-day incidence per 100,000 people, up from 74.95 in yesterday’s report. 4 people on average per day have died in the last 7 days.
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The Ministry of Health also presents data on what proportion of those infected, admitted to hospital and those who died were not fully vaccinated. During the last 24 hours, 65.33% of those who tested positive were not immunized. 64.95 percent of those admitted to hospital for treatment are also unvaccinated. 75% of patients who died were not vaccinated against COVID-19.
The unified information portal also provides data on the administered doses of vaccines. To date, there are a total of 4,525,958, with 931 vaccines administered per day.
According to the latest report, 2,069,600 people or 31.84 percent have completed the immunization cycle – two mRNA doses or one of the “Jansen” company. This figure has seen several drastic jumps and drops in recent months, for which there was no official explanation. On July 13, people with full immunizations decreased by 13,364 from the previous report. The figures also fell between March 20 and 21 by about 9,000 people, and on July 4 they inexplicably increased by 13,310.
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869,122 people or 13.37 percent also received a booster dose, and most of them are in the capital. A total of 64,878 people, or about 0.99% of the population, 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 in individuals whose completed vaccination course is a two-dose vaccine. All persons aged 18 and over who wish to receive a second booster vaccine against COVID-19 can do so at the RZI vaccination points, general practitioners’ offices, as well as in inpatient and outpatient medical care facilities.
Since the start of the introduction of covid vaccines in 2021, 91.7 percent of those admitted to hospital for treatment have not been vaccinated. As for those in need of intensive treatment, the percentage is even higher – 96.97%, according to the data on the plusmen.bg portal.