Bulgaria's daily count of new COVID-19 cases rises to 4,979

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 06:05 GMT

SOFIA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Bulgaria reported 4,979 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest daily count since March 24, data from the health ministry showed.

A total of 214 people died from the virus in the past 24 hours, data showed, bringing the total death toll from the pandemic to 22,488.

Bulgaria, where many distrust anti-coronavirus vaccines, has seen a rise in the new infections since September. The health ministry is considering new restrictions to limit the spread of the infection. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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