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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 403

| updated on 4/14/21 8:24 PM

By June we shall be able to achieve collective immunity: Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev

“Sufficient quantities of mRNA vaccines will have arrived in Bulgaria by June and we shall be able to achieve collective immunity,” Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev, member of the National Operational Headquarters and Director of the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases said for BNT. 

He commented that Bulgaria approves of the introduction of vaccination travel certificates. “In light of the fact that we are a tourist destination I think that a very active policy is being pursued with our neibhbours, and at an EU level to be able to have a freer but controlled movement of people,” Prof. Kantardzhiev said. “The results of the tests showing whether different kinds of vaccines can be combined for the first and the second shot are expected within two weeks though this is not viable as yet from a legal point of view,” Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev said. 

2,944 daily coronavirus cases, 3,995 recoveries

2,944 is the number of newly registered coronavirus cases out of 16,242 tests performed in the country in the past 24 hours, or a coronavirus positivity rate of a little over 18%, Single Coronavirus Information Portal data show. The highest number of new cases has been registered in Sofia city – 692, followed by Varna  - 282, Plovdiv -270 and Burgas with 253 new Covid-19 cases.

69,962 is the number of active cases, 9,799 patients are being treated in hospital, of them 799 in intensive care. 127 have died in the past 24 hours, 3,995 have recovered.

10,503 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of vaccinations up to 590,495. The number of people who have received a second dose of vaccine is 116,423.

Compiled by: Ioan Kolev

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