COVID-19 Update: Nearly 5,000 New Cases, Test Positivity Rate at 18.6%

SC 14:57:01 19-10-2021

COVID-19 Update:
Nearly 5,000 New Cases,
Test Positivity Rate at 18.6%

Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 545,598, after 26,780 tests identified 4,979 newly infected persons on Monday, of whom 84.2 per cent are unvaccinated, according to data posted on The test positivity rate now stands at 18.6 per cent.

Sofia City Region tops the list of new cases with 1,451 positive tests, followed by Plovdiv Region with 456 cases, Stara Zagora Region with 301, Montana Region with 243 and Varna Region with 240 cases.

The active cases are 63,241. Currently, the hospitalized patients number 6,258, including 537 in intensive care. Of the 1,251 newly hospitalized patients, 89.2 per cent are unvaccinated.

Another 2,009 COVID-19 patients recovered over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 459,869.

A total of 214 fatalities were reported, of whom 94.4 per cent were unvaccinated, and the death toll now adds up to 22,488.

With 6,201 new inoculations over the last 24 hours, 2,634,699 vaccine doses have been administered so far, 1,388,405 people are fully vaccinated and 8,519 people have received a booster dose.


As of October 17, only the regions of Pleven (North Bulgaria) and Kurdzhali (Southeast Bulgaria) remain the yellow zone for COVID-19, show data of the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.

Sixteen regionsare in the red zone, while ten regions are in the dark red zone with over 500 infections per 100,000 population. The highest infection rates are observed in the regionso f Vidin and Montana (Northwest Bulgaria), Pernik (West Bulgaria) and Gabrovo (Central Bulgaria). DT/DD, MY /МЙ/