SOFIA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Bulgarian Health Ministry on Friday morning reported a record high of 914 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours in the country, taking the national tally to 27,507.
The previous daily records of 819 and 785 new cases were reported on Thursday and Wednesday respectively.
Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 death toll has reached 944 after 15 more patients died in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
It also said 1,426 patients are currently hospitalized, with 74 in intensive care, and the number of infected medical workers has reached 1,483.
The ministry added that 189 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the country's total recoveries to 16,678.
Despite the upward trend in the spread of COVID-19 in Bulgaria, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov said Thursday that the country has no intention of tightening anti-epidemic measures and would instead focus on those currently in place, such as the wearing of face masks in public indoor spaces.
Since the COVID-19 outbreaks in early 2020, wearing masks in public has been widely accepted in countries like China and Japan to limit the spread of COVID-19. Enditem