Bulgaria’s capital recategorizes from Covid red zone to yellow zone


The National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) updated on April 15 that Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital city, has been recategorized from a COVID-19 red zone to a yellow zone.

Categorization is a yellow zone means a COVID-19 morbidity rate between 100 and 249.9 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.


According to the reports, Sofia’s morbidity rate is 24.28 per 100000 as of April 15.

At the beginning of this year, the city began as a dark red zone, which means the morbidity rate exceeded 500 out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.

However, by following the figures of April 15, Bulgaria’s national COVID-19 morbidity rate is 136.47 out of 100 000 population on a 14-day basis, down from 145.04 on April 14.

Although following the reports of March 15, the National COVID-19 morbidity rate in Bulgaria was 344.87 per 100 000 population on a 14-day basis.

At present, there are a total of 28 districts in Bulgaria and out of the 28 districts, 21 are yellow zones and eight are green zones.

Classification as a green zone means a morbidity rate of 100 or less.


The eight districts classified as green zones are Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Kurdzhali, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Turgovishte.

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