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Bulgarian capital Sofia crosses threshold to become Covid-19 red zone – The Sofia Globe

The Bulgarian capital Sofia has crossed the threshold to be upgraded from a Covid-19 yellow zone to a red zone, according to figures published on the Unified News Portal on July 15.

The district of the city of Sofia has a Covid-19 morbidity rate of 255.92 per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis. Classification in the red zone means a fortnightly morbidity rate between 250 and 499.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.

From June 28 to July 14, the city of Sofia was classified as a yellow zone, which means a morbidity rate of between 100 and 249.9 per 100,000 inhabitants every fortnight.

Since the July 25 update, 19 out of 28 districts in Bulgaria are yellow zones: Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia district (as opposed to Sofia city), Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Yambol.

The remaining eight districts are green zones, which means a 14-day morbidity rate of less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Bulgaria’s national Covid-19 morbidity rate is 152.17 per 100,000 population over 14 days, up from 65.54 per 100,000 earlier this month.

The Unified News Portal said that of 5,374 tests carried out in the past day, 1,107 – around 20.6% – came back positive.

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