A new wave of Covid-19 is coming and we won’t get away with it, given the rising cases. This was stated by the director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Prof. Iva Hristova, on Bulgaria On Air.
According to her, in the last 2 months there has been an increase in the number of people infected with the virus.
“We expect this growth to continue at least in the coming months, so perhaps we will reach moderately high incidence rates,” noted Prof. Hristova.
People mostly get tested at home, and some don’t even get tested when they’re sick. Hidden morbidity is difficult to measure, but it definitely exceeds the actual reported cases, she believes.
“Some measures have been taken by the Ministry of Health, in the direction of dropping quarantine and isolation, so that people do not fear that they will be forcibly confined at home and their business will suffer because of this, but to announce themselves”, shared Prof. Hristova Such changes in our country are for now only a proposal.
According to her, the new variants of Covid-19 pass much more easily, as they are usually characterized by a headache, a slight runny nose, a cough and a hoarse voice. However, she notes that in people with chronic illnesses, the virus could be more severe.
Prof. Hristova emphasized that at the moment, the morbidity is not very high and we do not need the measures that are foreseen in the pandemic plan.