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First case of Indian variant of coronavirus in Bulgaria

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The first case of the Delta (Indian) variant of Covid-19 has been found in Bulgaria, the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases has announced.  

The test is of a patient from Pleven, a young man with a temporary residence permit in the country. The man, whose symptoms are are fever, shortness of breath and chest pain, has not declared to have travelled abroad. He has not been hospitalized and is being treated at home.

The Indian variant of coronavirus named “Delta” combines two mutations which makes it more transmissible though not a variant of concern, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO representative for Bulgaria Assoc. Prof. Mihail Okoliiski stated, in an interview for bTV, that vaccination against Covid-19  is effective against the Delta variant and urged people to get vaccinated if they have not yet already done so.