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For the last 24 hours, a total of 435 tests (PCR and antigen) were performed, which is 88 more than 347 samples in the previous report. Thus, the percentage doubles from 9.22 percent to 18.39%.
For the day, 425 antigen tests were performed, of which 79 were positive, i.e. 18.58%. PCR tests are 10 with 1 case detected with this type of samples or 10 per cent.
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The most cases were found in the city of Sofia – 22. In 7 regions – Vidin, Dobrich, Kardjali, Montana, Razgrad, Silistra and Haskovo, no new infected were registered.
Total confirmed cases are 1,312,798. 3,800,755 PCRs and 7,553,931 antigen tests have been performed (total 11,354,686), with the average percentage of positive samples since the beginning of the pandemic being 11.56 percent – unchanged on a daily basis.
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Active cases are increasing and are now 2,561. According to experts, the huge drop in early July 2022, when the number of active infections decreased by about 90,000 within two weeks, is explained by the fact that there were many unreported recovered patients during 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.
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There is an increase in the number of hospitalized persons, as they are 224 – with 4 more (6 were admitted to hospitals, 2 were discharged). For comparison, during the worst days of the pandemic in April 2021, more than 10,500 people were treated in hospitals. The number of patients admitted to intensive care units is 12 – no change 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. The whole country is at Stage 0 – blue zone ie. the lowest level. Due to the reduction of workload in intensive sectors, from March 21, 2022, the green certificate was completely discontinued. 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.
Only 1 was officially registered as cured in the last report, bringing the total to 1,271,778. No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Thus, the number of those who lost the battle with the virus in Bulgaria remains 38,459.
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A total of 26,565 medical personnel are among the official coronavirus cases, meaning there are no new ones. There are 735 people under quarantine, which makes the impression that they are 1,826 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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The Ministry of Health also presents data on what proportion of those infected, admitted to hospital and those who died were not fully vaccinated. In the last 24 hours, 62.5% of those infected were not immunized. 50 percent of those admitted to hospital were also not vaccinated.
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The unified information portal also provides data on the administered doses of vaccines. So far they have totaled 4,613,875, which means no new doses.
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According to the latest report, 2,077,840 people or 31.96 percent have completed the immunization cycle – two doses of mRNA 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 13,385.
946,432 people or 14.56 percent also received a booster dose, with most of them in the capital. A total of 73,862 people have received the vaccine adapted against the Omicron variant.
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From June 27, 2022, 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.
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From the start of the introduction of covid vaccines in 2021 until the launch of the specialized site plusmen.bg in the spring of 2022, 90.51 percent of those admitted to hospital for treatment were unvaccinated. As for those in need of intensive treatment, the percentage is even higher – 96.83%, according to the data on the plusmen.bg portal.