As many as 2,738 people have been confirmed so far in Romania with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
Since the previous report by GCS a further 278 new cases of the illness have been recorded.
Of the infected persons, 267 were declared recovered and discharged: 58 in Timis County; 91 in Bucharest; 23 in Caras-Severin County; 8 in Dolj County; 20 in Prahova County; 13 in Constanta County; 28 in Iasi County; 8 in Cluj County; 5 in Brasov County; 5 in Galati County; 2 in Bihor County; 1 in Braila County; 1 in Mures County; 1 in Neamt County; 1 in Alba County; 2 in Arges County.
A number of 78 patients are admitted to intensive care.
As many as 94 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Romania have died.
As many as 1,290 persons placed in institutional quarantine
As many as 1,290 persons in Romania who have violated self-isolation orders have been placed in institutional quarantine since the entry into force of Military Order 2, according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force.
Also, 50 quarantined people have left the initial place of quarantine and were ordered a further 14-day quarantine.
According to GCS, there are 15,407 people currently in institutional quarantine in Romania. Another 114,699 people are in isolation at home and under medical supervision.
To date, 28,483 tests have been processed nationwide.
Over the last 24 hours, 847 calls to 112 emergency line were made and 3,930 to the toll-free info line 0800 800 358.
271 criminal cases open on people hindering disease combat
As many as 271 criminal cases have been opened so far by the authorised departments of the Interior Ministry for the commission of hindering disease combat, a criminal offense under Article 326 paraghraph 1 of the Criminal Code, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.
Furthermore, the Police and the Gendarmerie have enforced 555 sanctions over the past 24 hours for non-compliance with the isolation/quarantine orders.
In the same interval, policemen have found 7,385 people who did not comply with the measure regarding the restriction of movement. They were fined a total of 10,585,135 lei.
GCS brings Romanians to mind to take into consideration only the information verified through official sources and to call the 0800.800.358 toll-free line for recommendations and other information. The line is not an emergency line, but strictly used for public information.
Moreover, Romanians abroad can request information on the prevention and combat of the novel coronavirus on a dedicated line +4021.320.20.20.
As of 1 April 2020, a number of 421,808 COVID-19 cases had been reported in EU / EEA, the United Kingdom, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, and Andorra. Most of the cases were recorded in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Romanian citizen infected with SARS-CoV-2 dies abroad; 217 Romanians abroad tested positive
A Romanian citizen who was infected with the novel coronavirus has died in Spain, with the death toll of Romanian citizens abroad, because of COVID-19, reaching thus 25. As many as 217 Romanians abroad have tested positive, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.
According to the GCS, as many as 217 Romanian citizens have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 abroad: 126 in Spain, 57 in Italy, 7 in Germany, 4 in the UK, 2 in Namibia, 2 in Indonesia and one in Tunisia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium and the US.
A number of 25 Romanian citizens have died abroad since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic until now – 9 in Italy, 6 in France, 4 in the UK, 5 in Spain and one in Germany.