190 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Bulgaria

3E news
23-03-2020 12:53:31

A total of 190 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria, announced on Monday General Major Ventsislav Mutafchiiski, head of the Military Medical Academy. Most of the hospitalized patients are already getting better, but two patients in Pirogov Hospital remain in a critical state.

There are no statistics showing that a certain blood type is more vulnerable to contracting the virus, Mutafchiiski added. According to him, such a correlation will probably be found after the epidemic has passed.

In every major city, there are halls that can be fully equipped within a day's time. There are over 15,000 beds in stock. Preparatory instructions like the one that took place in Sofia, will be organized in other major cities, such as Rousse, Varna and Plovdiv. Medical teams are undergoing instruction to increase the number of laboratories doing COVID-19 tests.

Over the last two weeks, some 200,000 Bulgarians have returned from abroad. For the last 24 hours alone, 15,000 have entered this country by air, and 8,000 by land, Mutafchiiski pointed out.

The authorities are checking for open cafes and restaurants. Mutafchiiski reminded the public that residents can signal the police if they see a cafe or restaurant open despite the ban.

Source: BTA

Ventsislav Mutafchiiski