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Bulgaria has highest Covid-19 mortality per capita in EU

Tihomir Bezlov
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Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate from Covid-19 in the EU, according to the European Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, quoted by 24 Chasa daily. 

In the last 7 days, the coronavirus-related death rate in Bulgaria has reached 15 people per 1 million populationFrom November 14 to 23, Bulgaria has reported 729 deaths, compared to 459 fatalities in the previous week. 

In the opinion of Tihomir Bezlov from the Centre for the Study of Democracy, if the patients currently in intensive care are taken into account, the mortality rate will most probably increase.

On a global level, Bulgaria ranks second in mortality in the world, according to worldometer.info. The statistics are based on data from November 21, when Bulgaria reported 129 deaths. Based on this indicator, only North Macedonia is ahead of Bulgaria with 18.8 deaths from coronavirus per 1 million population.

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