Environmental social science
In the period 2018 - 2020, life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population was 74.6 years, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on May 11.
This is a decrease of 0.3 years compared with the 2017 - 2019 period, the NSI said.
For men, life expectancy at birth is 71.1 years and for women, 78.2 years.
According to Magdalena Kostova, director of the "Demographic and Social Statistics "at the National Statistic Institute (NSI), Covid affects all demographic events, as well as our entire lives, including mortality.
Between 108,000 and 110,000 people have died each year in the last 10 years, while last year the number is up to 124,000.
Bulgaria is already second in coronavirus mortality in the world after Hungary. That's what Head of the National Operational Headquarters Chairman Gen. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski said during the regular weekly briefing at the Council of Ministers.
According to him, our country has surpassed the peak of November 23, 2020, and the infected are now 679 per 100,000.
The epidemiological data compelled authorities to expand the strict measures
"We are racing against the virus all the time," said Prof. Yordanka Stoilova, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine at the Medical University of Plovdiv and Chief Coordinator of the Expert Council on Epidemiology in her comment on whether the public is ready for a new tightening of restrictive measures because of the spike in Covid-19morbidity. She pointed out:
The Executive Bureau of the Solidaritatea Sanitara Federation on Tuesday decided to initiate the procedure regarding the organisation of large-scale protests and established the calendar of the first actions of this type, according to a press release sent to AGERPRES.
After an inspection ordered by the Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office 5092 breaches of construction safety regulations were found in the country only in December. The inspection was provoked by an incident at a construction site in near the Dimitar Petkov market in Sofia, where one worker died and several others were injured.