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One month from first coronavirus case in Romania: 1029 infected and 18 deaths to date

The first case of infection with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Romania was registered on February 26, followed by the confirmation of one-two cases daily for the next 12 days.

Starting March 10, the upward trend has accelerated, according to an analysis published on the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) website.

To date, there are 1029 coronavirus cases registered in the country, and 94 people have been cured. Since the last information, 123 new cases of infection have been registered, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. Patients recently confirmed with infection are aged between 7 and 87 years, says GCS.

According to the latest data provided by the authorities, the average age of patients diagnosed, so far, in Romania, with the new coronavirus is 43 years, the highest percentage being represented by people between the ages of 19 and 50 (61 pct). Those between the ages of 51 and 69 represent 28 pct of the cases of illness, and those over 70 – 5 pct. Also, 3 pct are minors, 54 pct – women, and 43 pct – men.

The first death of a patient infected with the new coronavirus on the Romanian territory was registered on March 22. Currently, the death toll has reached 18.

According to INSP data, over 100,000 people are currently isolated at home, and over 6,000 – quarantined.

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