202 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Bulgaria

3E news
24-03-2020 10:50:06

A total of 202 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Bulgaria, Major-General Prof. Ventsislav Moutafchiiski MD, who heads the national coronavirus task force, told a news briefing on Tuesday morning. The single newly registered case is in Sofia.

Moutafchiiski said the upward trend in this country is continuing. Of 120 patients examined at the Military Medical Academy on Monday, three were hospitalized.

On Tuesday, the Health Minister is expected to order each hospital to designate a ward with a potential for ICU beds for coronavirus patients. This step was proposed by the task force
on Monday and was discussed with the Prime Minister.

New Covid-19 testing labs will open in Pleven, Plovdiv and Bourgas. In Sofia, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the St Ivan Rilski Hospital University Hospital and two private hospitals have offered to open labs.

More donations were made for the fight against the coronavirus. Some 500 tests were bought with state funds and all the rest, about 6,000 tests, were bought with donor money, said
Moutafchiiski. Some 300 samples are tested daily. NV/DD

Source: BTA