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COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 74 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

The new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours are 74, according to the data of the Unified Information Portal.

1126 tests were done, which means that the proportion of positive results is 6.57 percent.

No patients with confirmed coronavirus infection have died.

Bulgaria: The New Subvariant of Omicron was Detected in Patients in Plovdiv and Sofia

The new subvariant of "Omicron" - XBB.1, has been detected in Bulgaria, according to the data of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCDPD), published on the center's website. In the table for the results of sequenced samples for variants of COVID-19, it can be seen that the XBB.1 subvariant was detected in two of the samples, of patients from Plovdiv and from Sofia.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 173 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

One hundred and seventy-three new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the last 24 hours in Bulgaria, four people died, of which 75% were not vaccinated, according to the data in the Unified Information Portal.

With this, the number of those who have lost the fight against COVID-19 reached 38,122.

Bulgaria: Mostly Sunny Weather today, with Light Wind

Today will be mostly sunny. There will be temporary increases in cloudiness over Northeastern Bulgaria. During the day it will be mostly calm or with a light westerly wind. Temperatures will drop and the minimum will be between minus 2°C and 3°C, the maximum - mostly between 8°C and 13°C.

It is Saint John's Day or Ivanovden, a Name Day for over 347 Thousand Bulgarians

Today, after Epiphany, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Council of St. Prophet John the Forerunner and Baptist. The day is popular as Ivanovden in Bulgaria (Ivan's Day) and is among the holidays with the largest number people who have a name day in our country - over 347 thousand.

Türkiye on its way to become energy hub: Minister

The natural gas deal with Bulgaria is a step forward in Türkiye's efforts to become an energy hub, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez has said.

"With this agreement, natural gas could be transmitted not only to Bulgaria but other countries via Bulgaria," Dönmez added.

Which were the Most Preferred Names for Newborns in Bulgaria in 2022

Last year was another year in which Alexander and Victoria were the most preferred names for newborns in Bulgaria, according to data from the National Statistical Institute. 873 and 605 babies were named with the two names, respectively.

Among the boys, Georgi /George eng./ (820) and Martin (735) follow. For girls - Maria (554) and Nicole (518).

The Energy Minister admits that "Gazprom" might Sue "Bulgargaz"

"Bulgargaz could be sued by Russian energy giant Gazprom in an arbitration case, risking paying hundreds of millions of dollars." This was stated by the Acting Energy Minister Rosen Hristov during the parliamentary control.