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Coronavirus update: Total death toll in Romania goes up to 40

Two more persons infected with the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – have died, the total death toll in Romania going up to 40, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

The two were a man, aged 71 and a woman aged 27.

The 71-year-old man from Suceava was a contact with a person coming back from Austria. He had samples for COVID-19 taken on March 25, which were tested at the Infectious Disease Clinical Hospital in Cluj Napoca. The results on March 26 was positive. He died on Sunday in the ICU of the same hospital. His pre-existing pathology was neuro-endocrine tumor, high blood pressure, and an aortic aneurysm.

The 27-year-old woman had samples taken for COVID-19 on March 22, which were tested at the Infectious Disease Clinical Hospital in Iasi. The results came back on March 23 as positive. She died at the same hospital on Sunday and had a pre-existing pathology of type I diabetes.

 

8,666 persons – in institutionalized quarantine on Romanian territory

 

8,666 persons are in institutionalized quarantine on Romanian territory, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

Another 132,641 persons are in home isolation and are under medical monitoring.

Since the entry into force of Military Ordinance no. 2 and up to now, 803 persons not respecting self-isolation have been placed in institutionalized quarantine.

Furthermore, 27 persons in quarantine have left their location of quarantine, being re-quarantined for another 14 days.

 

21,460 coronavirus tests completed up to now, at national level

 

A number of 21,460 tests were completed up to now at the national level, of which 1,400 in private medical units, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 1,018 calls to the single emergency line 112 and 4,118 at the TELVERDE line for informing citizens (0800 800 358).

GCS reminds citizens to only take into consideration information verified by official sources and to call the TELVERDE live – 0800 800 358 for recommendations and other information.

The TELVERDE line is not an emergency number, but a phone line strictly to inform citizens, the quoted source emphasizes.

Romanians abroad can request information regarding the prevention and fight against the virus at the specially dedicated line – +4021 320 20 20.

 

229 criminal cases for hindering fight against disease

 

A number of 229 criminal cases were opened up to now, by the Internal Affairs Ministry forces, for the crime of hindering the fight against diseases, a felony under the Criminal Code, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

Furthermore, the Police and Gendarmes applied 5,393 fines for breaking isolation/quarantine.

The Border Police, on the occasion of fulfilling entry formalities, also opened 4 criminal cases, under the aspect of false statements given to authorities, a felony under the Criminal Code.

Since the entry into force of Military Ordinance no. 3, policemen tracked 33,484 persons not respecting circulation restrictions. The total value of fines issued was 46,089,939 lei.

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