Spread of COVID-19 in BulgariaCurrent incidence in the week ending 01/26/2023: 8.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 26th, 2023, a total of 1,295,082 infected people and 38,169 deaths have been reported in Bulgaria.
The total of 1,295,082 infected people currently represents 18.63 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding January 26th, 2023, was 607, for a 7-day incidence of 8.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 19 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 2.9 percent in Bulgaria.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 4.61 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 8th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 2.11 million people who have received at least one vaccination (30.3 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 828,834 people (11.9 percent).
2.08 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Bulgaria (= 29.9 percent).
This puts Bulgaria well behind in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 190 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||173 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||81.8 kg||69.6 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Bulgaria, 39.0 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 10 percent.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Bulgaria is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 7.5 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 27,400 physicians in Bulgaria, there are about 3.99 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 24 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.